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Old 01-17-2014, 10:34 PM   #111
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Graphite and silicon spray, both are dry quickly once the solvent evaporates, and keep locks lubricated.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:01 AM   #112
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Graphite and silicon spray, both are dry quickly once the solvent evaporates, and keep locks lubricated.
This or Tri Flow if I have it stuff is expensive but if your interested check out this article.

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Old 01-18-2014, 06:29 AM   #113
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to continue the safety chain discussion, I'm thinking about a set of these
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:43 AM   #114
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Great article, Cypher, very interesting. seems like wd40 and then graphite is best here in middle america. I do have an old pin point applicator that has some mystery oil, maybe that is Houdini?
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:20 AM   #115
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I see that locksmith likes Tri-Flow too. That was what the guys at my favorite bicycle shop used to recommend for derailleur and chain lube.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:35 AM   #116
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I remember as a kid using motor oil on my bike chain and then my mom yelling at me for the oil all over my pants leg. Later on I did the same with my motorcycle chain but had to wash the mess myself!! This was before aerosol cans and we had pump oil cans.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:40 AM   #117
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Jim, I am sure that with this past experience, you probably make a concerted effort to make sure things are coupled properly and working before towing. I find that I also learn best from the mistakes I make.
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This or Tri Flow if I have it stuff is expensive but if your interested check out this article.

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Good article, I agree with his take on the different lubs.
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Great article, Cypher, very interesting. seems like wd40 and then graphite is best here in middle america. I do have an old pin point applicator that has some mystery oil, maybe that is Houdini?
That article doesn't rate them in order of the best, just in the order of most used. (I think)

I use WD-40 for lots of things, but as a lubricant only in a temporary situation. I use silicon spray on things like my awning arms too. It is invisible, and makes them slide slick. It dries completely, and does not attract any dirt.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:52 AM   #118
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For anything subject to getting dirty, like my scissor leveling jacks I like the dry lubes like this one. (now this thread will probably have to be renamed again!)
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Think I will also be sticking with Escapes' quicklink-link. Been fun, though, re-inventing the wheel. I've had this golden little bottle of liquid graphite for 40 years.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:24 AM   #120
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Think I will also be sticking with Escapes' quicklink-link. Been fun, though, re-inventing the wheel. I've had this golden little bottle of liquid graphite for 40 years.
I wonder if it gets better with age like some wine....

I decided to just pick up a couple of spare quicklinks so that if the threads on the originals ever give me trouble I can just swap them out.
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