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Old 06-12-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
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LPS 00216 Lubricant for Awning Arms

Would LPS 00216 Lubricant be ok to use on awning arms? I've seen Silicone recommended but I have a can of the LPS.
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:52 PM   #2
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I don't know the product, but looked it up. I would think it would work but it says it is brown in color and I don't know how much visible residue it leaves. Bear in mind that you handle the arms and don't want a handful of goo.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:23 PM   #3
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Whoa....I hadn't thought about that. I guess I better get some silicone spray.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:26 PM   #4
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I had a can of WD40 Silicone Spray already so have been using that. It seems to work very well, leaves minimum residu and clean on the hands.


ZipDee has some excellent videos.
http://awningsbyzipdee.com/3801.html
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:24 AM   #5
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While we are in the subject, can anyone share the preferred lube for door hindges. The dealer used a non petroleum, no cfc, dry lube and not silicone......
What does that leave as an option?
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For doors I use Teflon bike chain lube. Buy from a bike shop. It sprays on clear, goes into the crevices, and dries clear. Same stuff for the awning and everything else. A small container will last for years and your bikes will thank you too.
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While we are in the subject, can anyone share the preferred lube for door hindges. The dealer used a non petroleum, no cfc, dry lube and not silicone......
What does that leave as an option?
We use graphite powder, available in any hardware store. It can be messy if you're not careful (easy cleanup with a damp paper towel), but works great. Surprisingly, it works for a long time--would have thought that you'd have to do it every few days, but seems to last for a month or so. Also great to inject into your door locks, both through the key holes and into the lock mechanism on the edge of the door. There is a silicone/graphite spray available from WD-40 which has the added benefit of a narrow diameter tube to get into those hard to reach places.

For the awning mechanisms, reluctant to use silicone spray because it also removes wax and therefore protection from oxidizing. Instead, we just wax the arms frequently, and get stronger!
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I use SeaFoam DeepCreep on everything, works great
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The very best general lube for oil cans is #90 Hypoid gear oil. It has a strength of about 140,000 PSI and flows like thick oil. I think that it's a 'chlorinated sulfur based oil'. Wsipe up the residue after application.
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Jim Webb,President of Zip Dee recommends using silicone spray. In all of the tech training he does at the Factory and dealerships he indicates that silicone works the best of the products he has tested.
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The very best general lube for oil cans is #90 Hypoid gear oil. It has a strength of about 140,000 PSI and flows like thick oil. I think that it's a 'chlorinated sulfur based oil'. Wsipe up the residue after application.
With a very distinct odor- I'd never use that on awning arms.
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OMG. An oil thread. I thought those were limited to forums dedicated to things with engines...

SuperLube silicone grease. Or LPS-1 dry lube. How about olive oil??
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