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Old 01-13-2021, 02:04 PM   #1
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Levelegs Clean/Lube?

I noticed that our levelegs are very dirty and have old grease and dirt stuck to them. One or two of them seem to have some moments of binding when we retract them.

I'm going to be cleaning all the dirt and gunk off the extension tubes in the next day or two, for sure. But should I re-lubricate them in any way? Graphite? Dry lube? Nothing?

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Old 01-13-2021, 02:15 PM   #2
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Yikes that's the worst I've ever seen. How do you plan on cleaning them?
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To clean, I would use a wire brush and finish them off with Brake Parts Cleaner.
It will run down the leg into the pad and evaporate. wipe up the residue w/ a paper towel.
To lube them, try silicone spray first.
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Yikes that's the worst I've ever seen. How do you plan on cleaning them?
I've used WD-40 and brake parts cleaner on things like this in the past. Wal-Mart engine degreaser is pretty good at dissolving goo like that, too.

I'm not sure if i'm going to re-lube them or what.
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try silicone spray first.
That wouldn't attract so much dirt, right?
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After getting those cleaned up (brake cleaner as suggested) I would then use a DRY spray on graphite

I use that on my landing gear legs, stabilizer jacks, slide out rails etc

Been doing that since 2008---goes on WET then Dries as a film that stays on, doesn't attract dirt/grit and lubes real good
*Watch overspray cause it is hard to get off
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*Watch overspray cause it is hard to get off
Roger that. Thanks!
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Remove the 3 bolts of the motor/gearbox. Then remove it from the legs.
Remove the shear pins from the gears, then remove the gears, NOW you can separate the legs supports
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Once cleaned DO NOT use WD40 to lube them. We use T-9 spray on them once a month. Tiffin center told us to use this. We also use it to lube our slides.
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Once cleaned DO NOT use WD40 to lube them. We use T-9 spray on them once a month. Tiffin center told us to use this. We also use it to lube our slides.
Might want to try simple green and a stiff nylon brush to clean them... It's a good degreaser, cheap, and rinses off well with water...

The original Simple Green can cause and issue with metals, especially aluminum. On those legs, if you rinse and cover with a lubricant, you will be fine with the cheap, normal Simple Green from Home Depot or any housewares place...

I use Simple Green Extreme to clean/degrease my Harley's. It's safe on any metal, especially aluminum.. Simple Green Extreme is more expensive, but was designed for cleaning aluminum aircraft and won't hurt metals...
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