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Old 03-14-2005, 02:22 AM   #15
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Try some AMSOIL Heavy Metal spray lube. Great for motorcycle chains and whatever needs to stay lubed but not attract dust and dirt.
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I use motorcycle chain wax. Easy to apply, doesn't drip much and doesn't seem to attract dirt.
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Shooter, WD40 is not a lubricant. It is mostly solvent and the WD comes from "water dispurant". So using WD40 can actually wash any lubrication off the surface. It does have a very light oil that will coat and protect the surfaces from rust. I use either white grease (spray) or bicycle chain lube once or twice a year.

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I would have to agree to using a dry lube such as grafite or the Protectall dry lube. Also as goofy as this may sound, dusting the screw with baby powder works great. Talcum is a great dry lube... Did you know that talc is good for keeping rubber seals such as around windows pliable. I dust my snorkle and flippers before winter storage. On your auto and rv use a small paint brush to dust with.
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I have found that WD 40 is a great cleaner. Soak the scissor jack and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then spray is with a strong steam of water. The scissor jacks will clean up real good.
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I've found lithium based grease in a spray can works well.

Lithium based greases seem to work well in areas that are not sealed from the elements or dirt.

I use a spray can so I can get it into the pivots and the bushing the screw turns on.
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