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06-05-2011 08:31 PM  8 years ago
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flyride

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Good grease for servo gears and thrust bearings that I can get at an auto parts store?
I need some grease for my servo gears and also my thrust bearings and dont want to wait for it to get shipped so what is a good grease for these items from a local auto parts store?

I have a small tube of Permatex dielectric tune up grease (Here) can I use this on both gears and bearings or do I need something else? I have some white lithium grease but it goes hard and flakes off after a short time and also one of my thrust bearings started to rust when I used this stuff, nothing else on heli is rusty and humidity in my area is low??

Suggestions would be great..Brands that you use etc.
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06-05-2011 08:45 PM  8 years ago
Dood

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Use silicone grease on your servo gears.
Stay away from the white lithium grease. As you've noticed, the lithium grease dries up and turns to flakes. I found this out the hard way, too.

For thrust bearings, I like Mobil 1 Synthetic grease. Not only is it pink, it lasts forever.
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06-05-2011 08:54 PM  8 years ago
l4rg0

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Personally, I use fill synthetic, high temperature brake caliper grease. It doesn't break down as badly.Team A Main Hobbies/ProTek R/C
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06-05-2011 10:13 PM  8 years ago
cstoutr

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I used a high temp water resistant marine grade axle bearing grease. You can get it at walmart. Its made by Quick Silver. I didnt use it on my servos but everywhere else.
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06-05-2011 10:48 PM  8 years ago
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06-05-2011 11:28 PM  8 years ago
Jeff polisena

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Use white lithium greaseI stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)
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06-06-2011 03:08 AM  8 years ago
Dood

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Use white lithium grease
Thats not a good idea. See above.
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06-06-2011 06:07 AM  8 years ago
Funknrock

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white grease with teflon. i use it for servos and thrust bearings. works great.
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06-06-2011 07:35 AM  8 years ago
Taipan

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I use white lithium grease from the local bike shop for servo gears. Never had a prob with it, no flaking.

I use Tamiya Molybdenum grease for thrust bearings.
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06-06-2011 12:57 PM  8 years ago
Jeff polisena

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Ive never had that with the white lithium I use .I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)
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06-06-2011 03:00 PM  8 years ago
Rogman88

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I've had the white lithium grease "dry up" so to speak, but it was in 10 year old servos that I noticed this. Every now and then I'll strip a servo gear on an old plank servo and when I go in to look at it, the white lithium grease (or whatever the servo manufacturers use) had clumped up to the side and dried into a semi-hard blob of useless crap. As a matter of fact has about the same consistancy as well formed crap too.High Voltage just works better
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06-06-2011 04:42 PM  8 years ago
Jeff polisena

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I have no worries then , I don't keep stuff long and don't open electronics unless broken open and then I get new one I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)
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06-06-2011 07:38 PM  8 years ago
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A good policy. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it breaks, replace it.
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06-06-2011 08:06 PM  8 years ago
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For thrust bearings, I like Mobil 1 Synthetic grease. Not only is it pink, it lasts forever.
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