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Old 09-15-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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Stabilizer lubrication?

I was considering lubricating the threads of my stabilizers but was looking for anyone with experience with this. My concern is that I'll attract dirt and road grime. Silicone doesn't seem adequate, grease or antiseize would attract dirt, anyone with a "hot" product or idea? Should I leave them dry?
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Old 09-15-2006, 02:06 PM   #2
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I use a little motor oil in a squirt can...seems to work fine.
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Old 09-15-2006, 02:07 PM   #3
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Old 09-15-2006, 02:13 PM   #4
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I use spray-on white lithium grease, so far dirt is not a problem.
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:25 PM   #5
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I apply white grease as well. Doesn't matter what you use it is going to be messy and get on stuff if you touch it or something brushes up against it. I have been told to leave it all dry?? I can't say I have seen a difference either way.
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:58 PM   #6
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Spray Gel-Lube

In the shop we have replaced the spray white grease with the more modern spray gel-lubes.
This is synthetic based, clear, high pressure and temperature penetrating grease. They go on fairly liquid but after a short period of time the solvent evaporates out leaving the lube where you want it.
The brand of choice is 3M 08878 spray lube, but there are other similar cans that show up from Worth, 1st Ayd ect.
Another choice is Tri-Flow which dries a little bit less greasy but stinks to high heaven. Not a good choice for window cranks. (Been there, done that.)
Check out your auto parts store and see what they have in stock.
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:32 PM   #7
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I also like the white lithium grease.
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DuPont Multi-Purpose Dry Lube

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I was considering lubricating the threads of my stabilizers but was looking for anyone with experience with this. My concern is that I'll attract dirt and road grime. Silicone doesn't seem adequate, grease or antiseize would attract dirt, anyone with a "hot" product or idea? Should I leave them dry?
DuPont Multi-Purpose Dry Lube is the ONLY lube I use when dirt attraction is a possibility. I use it on bicycle and motorcycle chains and it never draws gritty dirt to it. It stays clean a very long time and is also waterproof.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:52 PM   #9
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Can you advise the price and how long it will take to ship. Trying to get our unit ready for winter. PM me if thats better.
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Where can you find it? I have seen dry lube before but not in a spray? Also what should it cost?
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i use white lithium grease in a spray can. or LPS 2.

a shot once a year works well.

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What about using grafite spray?
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You can buy Rock 'N' Roll chain lube at most bicycle shops. Use the "hard road" grade for best results.
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Can you advise the price and how long it will take to ship. Trying to get our unit ready for winter. PM me if thats better.
Most Lowe's have it....about $5 a can or google duPont Multit-Puyrpose Dry Lube. There are lots of places on the net that sell it.
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