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11-30-2007 12:09 AM  9 years agoPost 1
DougsRC

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I have been using spray silicone for the drive belt and a bottle of my wifes Singer sewing machine oil for things like swash against mainshaft and any other metal to metal wear points. What do you guys use ?? Any miracle oil on the market ??

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11-30-2007 12:13 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Gregor99

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I use Tri-flo on the belt and all bushed parts. Just started so I don't know how it hold up in the long run. Sure makes the belt quiet, but can be a bit messy. You need to wipe off the excess.

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11-30-2007 12:34 AM  9 years agoPost 3
tryan02

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Are you referring to the teflon spray tri-flow.
thats what I am using. Just an industrial grade we use it at work after 6mo. shelflife we have to throw it away so I get a freebie. I also have some chain wax for motorcycles I thought of using on the belt its just that it sticks like wax I thought it would be too messy. So this is what I use now.
I think as long as your using a silicone or teflon you will seal out the dust.

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11-30-2007 12:41 AM  9 years agoPost 4
DougsRC

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It says its Industrial on the can so its got to be good. I would not have thought of graphite either. I know its recommended for the inside of locks so it doesn't collect and hold dust and dirt.

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11-30-2007 12:50 AM  9 years agoPost 5
vortechZ230

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I like to use a good quality grease on my shaft and other various parts..

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11-30-2007 12:52 AM  9 years agoPost 6
tryan02

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Is that that warming grease you hear so much about these days.

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11-30-2007 12:57 AM  9 years agoPost 7
tryan02

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Now days there is no lead in your pencil. So if you take a pencil and a file you can make your own powdered graphite I guess you could brush it on but don't really know how to apply it.

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11-30-2007 01:21 AM  9 years agoPost 8
Gregor99

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I use a liquid version of Triflo. Same stuff Tryan using using, but its in liquid form without propellent. I had it around for the chains on my bikes. It alows you to be more specific about where it ends up.

I've try graphite in the past and don't like it. Its fine as long as it's kept dry. Any bit of moisure and it gets messy.

I've also tried a light synthetic grease that was for the damper on my on-road car. It worked but I thought it was a little too thick, and slowed down movement on the tail and main shaft.

As for liquid getting messy. My helicopter has a big fan on top that blows all the dust away Seems to stay very clean. I do occassional wipe down all shafts and re-apply just to freshen up the lube. There's one spot, in the frame between the rollers I can't get to and its starting to look a little messy.

On one way bearing I'm using Mobil1 sythentic grease and it seems to work really well. I put triflo on the thrust bearings in the and I think most of it got thrown out as soon as spun up the head. I've been meaning to take it apart again and put Mobil1 synth grease in there as well.

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11-30-2007 01:53 AM  9 years agoPost 9
tryan02

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I know of a great synthetic light oil that Im not allowed to use I think would work good. Its very light with great viscosity. Its my daughters trumpet valve oil.

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