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Skybolt31
#1 Posted : Monday, April 11, 2011 1:51:22 PM(UTC)
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What lubricants does everyone use for the different wear points like rod ends, piano hinges, clevis pins, elevator/rudder hinges?

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#2 Posted : Monday, April 11, 2011 5:12:45 PM(UTC)
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ZEP 45 with Teflon.... rust inhibitor, lubricant, displaces water, Doesn't get Gummy in the cold!
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#3 Posted : Monday, April 11, 2011 5:51:46 PM(UTC)
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LPS-2 is a good choice. Another is Tri-flow.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:26:23 PM(UTC)
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inox MX-3. Great stuff, doesn't gum up, fabric and rubber safe, doesn't seem to build up and collect dirt.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:06:03 PM(UTC)
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Where do you get the onox MX-3?

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#6 Posted : Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:14:26 PM(UTC)
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Looks like the closest to you is Inox Racing Products in TN. There are distributors all over the world. I think it is mostly sold through boating shops, although I got mine at Bunnings which is a major hardware chain in Australia.
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LPS-3 here...whatever you do...please dont use WD40!
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#8 Posted : Sunday, May 29, 2011 3:27:20 AM(UTC)
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Used WD-40 for many many years but switched to LPS-3, have been expermenting with Bel-Ray Super-Clean Chain Lube which also does not not attract dirt or grit - it leaves a white film during its useful life - I use this only on expermental aircraft I have built. I use what is recommended in the service manual for certified aircraft.
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:21:45 AM(UTC)
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GaryDeBaun wrote:
Used WD-40 for many many years but switched to LPS-3, have been expermenting with Bel-Ray Super-Clean Chain Lube which also does not not attract dirt or grit - it leaves a white film during its useful life - I use this only on expermental aircraft I have built. I use what is recommended in the service manual for certified aircraft.



the problem with WD40 is that it is not a corrosion inhibitor at all and with all the changes in aircraft operatin temerature, it tends to work agaist the purpose...I seen many aircraft that only used WD40 and it leaves lots to wish for...lots of nustry rusted bolts.......Bel Ray is a good motorcycle lube...I tend to use the one wihout wax so it wont trap any moisture. For experimental, I like any lubricants with Teflon in it!
Mitch V
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Former Caretaker/Owner Pitts S2B s/n 5046 N324U Now Down Under
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