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05-02-2005 08:56 AM  12 years agoPost 1
NotchrrNovice - Riverside, CA, USA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

When I used to run r/c cars, the racers would use a waxy bicycle chain lube on their plastic gears. I have been running the same stuff on my Shogun gears, and have had good luck with it. The stuff I use is called Pedro's Ice Wax. It's a water-based dry-film lubricant, that, as the label states, "Dries like wax...Slick as Ice". It repels dirt, so unlike grease, it won't become grinding compound as it gets dirty. And once it dries, it doesn't fling off (a little, but not like the lithium grease). It also appears to take up the lash in my blue gears, so they run a little quieter. That might be my imagination, but it sure seems that way. It contains silicone and PTFE, so it really is slick. I've had the same 4 oz. bottle for about 6 years, but since you only use a drop at a time, it'll probably last the rest of my life (the bottle's still 3/4 full). I tried another product like this called "White Lightning", but it comes out runny, and didn't seem to work as well on my car gears. I got it at a bicycle shop, and I know Pedro's has a web site. And no, I don't work for 'em or sell the stuff, just making a recommendation. I don't know about the availability of it in other parts of the world, as I'm in the US,...SoCal...

Has anyone else had any experience with this stuff???

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05-02-2005 11:51 AM  12 years agoPost 2
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http://www.dirtworld.com/store/details.asp?id=5648
hi
i googled pedro's ice wax and got about a million and six hits of places that carry it , you addressed the one problem with lubes attracting grit and turning into grinding compound , a dry lube sounds like it would be worth a try as gears like lube , run smoother last longer and i would think if the car guys can get away with it the helis should be ok , thanks for the tip , i will keep my eye open for it localy and try it

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05-03-2005 07:40 AM  12 years agoPost 3
NotchrrNovice - Riverside, CA, USA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

copperclad

If you do give it a try, please let me know how it works. Like I said, I've had pretty good luck with it, but haven't used it enough on my Shogun to know the long lasting benefits. I'm still at the fly-one-pack-repair-something-fly-another-pack-repair-something-else stage, so I'm interested in long term results. If anyone else tries it, I'd like to know also. Thanks in advance.

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