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12-24-2008 11:27 PM  8 years agoPost 21
Frank Bostwick

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Triflow is the best all around stuff. I use silicone grease on my dampers and thrust bearings. Lithium on my one way and good bearing grease for my bearings. I use wd40 all the time for clean up and soak my bearings in it prior to repacking them with grease. silicone grease on the dampers is important. BTW triflow 1-2 drops on the main shaft and tail shaft prior to flight. Too much grease is a bad thing as it attracts dirt and grit.

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12-25-2008 02:53 AM  8 years agoPost 22
dickarthur

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Triflow

Thanks for all the comments. I went to Ace Hardware today and bought a 4oz. spray can for $5. Put it on my main shaft and it seems to really work great.

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12-25-2008 08:10 AM  8 years agoPost 23
fenderstrat

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all good info so far

I will add one thing about wd-40,some guys swear by it and use it on plastic with no problems,I worked in a guitar/bass repair shop for years and I made lots of money from guys who use wd-40 on the controls(instead of elec contact cleaner).the plastic inside the "pots" warps and in extreme cases melts completly(usually cheap import pots),so I dont use wd-40 if there is a chance it will make its way onto surrounding plastic,especially when there are much better alternatives made for the job

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12-25-2008 08:40 AM  8 years agoPost 24
ba board

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I'm sure I have read on here somewhere that Triflow eats seals(not the furry type)

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12-25-2008 11:11 AM  8 years agoPost 25
supertigre

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Castle Rock,​Colorado

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Silicone spray is great for sliding stuff around on table tops and such but really doesn't have much application for bearings. It doesn't handle much in the way of loads.

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12-25-2008 08:42 PM  8 years agoPost 26
Jeep Geo

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I hear that transmission fluid is replacing motor oil for a lot of heavy machinery shops. As some shops use it to replace all lubricants including power steering, gear oil and motor oil. I have been using it on my t-rex 450 with good results for some time now. It is very inexpensive too. Does anybody else have any comments about this?
George

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12-25-2008 10:50 PM  8 years agoPost 27
TRACERBOB

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I use ATF as a preservative in my RC boat motors. I flush the motor with WD-40 to rid it of water then pour in a healthy portion of ATF and its good till the next time I run it. In short, ATF is a great after run oil.

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12-26-2008 01:57 AM  8 years agoPost 28
GMPCOBRA

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deffinatly use tri flow oil its all i use on my mx 400 and other helis. i have actually seen parts sprayed with wd 40 rust after a fue weeks so i would not use this. 3in1 oil an sewing machine oil is o.k as well and cheaper than tri flow

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