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Old 07-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #15
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excella ...you have it correct.....having been in the lubrication bussiness for 30 years i feel i need to contribute when i feel qualified.....which is not very often....black grease typically contains molley...which is for sliding metals...(5 wheel on a semi would be an application)....the lith soap is a general grease used and proven for years.....ployurea is usually red developed for high temperatures as created by disk brakes....excella nailled it on his post, dont mix ployurea with soap grease ..they do not like each other, it will soon cake up, this is a very basic post for applications, but the most important thing is: do not mix grease, look at the label, completely clean dry and replace....i hope i am not to late for you on this post. jack
So, to be clear... I did remove the red grease (brake cleaner, blow out w/low pressure - not rotating bearings, wash w/soft brush in warm soapy water, rinse in warm water, blow out again w/low pressure, dry in sun for about an hour) then repacked with the black grease.

Is everything okay? If not, what do you suggest now? I presume that my fairly thorough cleaning prevented "mixing" of the two greases... right?

Laura
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