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Jacking Screw Lubrication


Hi all,

Like many, I use a battery driven rattle gun to extend and retract the stablisers on our Pop Top.

My question is, what is the consensus on lubricating the threads, bearing in mind road dust etc possibly contaminating the lubricant and creating a type of grinding paste.

I was thinking either a dry PTFE type lube or a chain lubricant similar to a bike chain.

Any input would be appreciated. 

 

John.smile



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If the screw is visible and easy to access then Graphite Powder will not attract dust like other oils and greases.

Graphite powder is messy to use.

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Thanks Geoff,

Really good idea. 

I just don't want the threads to pick up. Graphite sounds ideal.



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Gday...

I used to use Lanotec but now use a silicone spray. Works very well, does not attract dust etc and it last for a long while before needing to re-do it.

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White marine grease if you donât like graphite grease mess . I have both . We used graphite grease in electrical industry and marine grease on ABS . ( air break switches ) on contacts etc .

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Actually way back in dairy farm we used mutton fat . It sticks like crazy .

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Hmmm, mutton fat? 2 KG of best beef dripping please .
Thanks for all the replies.

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that abbotoir that went up in South Aus must have had plenty of mutton fat, All day to put it out

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Save some from your chops . Ok lamb . Same same . Very good on leather saddles etc strap it around thread . It slowly melts . Doesnât smell .. Donât boil it down . I spray 50/50 ( maybe a little bees wax ? ) linseed oil and turps on under tray areas to ward off rust etc . It works as dry lube too .

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Thanks for that. I like the organic solution.

Had a good look at the problem yesterday. It's easy to get to the front stabalisers and treat the thread, but the rear ones look like a royal pain in the proverbial.

I looks like they would have to be dropped off the van, treated and then fitted back. 

I'll take a good look at this when I get back from this weekends little sojourn.

Thanks again for the feedback.



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Aus-Kiwi wrote:

Save some from your chops . Ok lamb . Same same . Very good on leather saddles etc strap it around thread . It slowly melts . Doesnât smell .. Donât boil it down . I spray 50/50 ( maybe a little bees wax ? ) linseed oil and turps on under tray areas to ward off rust etc . It works as dry lube too .


 

 

Save some from your chops . Ok lamb . Same same . Very good on leather saddles etc strap it around 

Then you can eat it if you're feeling peckishbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Remember the leather ring that they put on front bike axles to keep them clean ? The same applies here .

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Thanks for sharing these thoughts, I like the idea of the fat from chops being a good multipurpose lube and for sealing leather... Good advice, I will remember that!


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Yeah it would be excellent in attracting vermin.

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Yea two legged .. lol

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White (lithium) grease spray can from Bunnies. Provides a thicker film than dry lube sprays but doesn't attract dust to nearly the same extent as general purpose grease.

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