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How would you use this???

Old 10-01-2010, 12:03 PM
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Default How would you use this???

Picked up a tube of Powdered Graphite Lubricant in the LHS's "Bargain Bin".

I didn't realize it was 'powdered'. Just quickly read 'graphite lubricant' and picked it up....well for 85 cents....yah, why not. [&:]

But now that I've realized it's 'powdered', I'm not sure what to use it for on my 1:8 nitro buggy.....

Any suggestions?? Pro's and Con's of powdered versus gel/liquid??

I have come to think that's it's something used more for a lock....but I did pick it up in a LHS....so, just wondering.

As always, Thanks.
Old 10-01-2010, 12:10 PM
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Default RE: How would you use this???

As this is a dry lubricant it don't attract dust to stick on it, therefore it is well suited for this use. Fluid lubricant should under no circumstance be used where it can collect dust. So maybe it wasn't so bad that you picked "wrong" lubricant anyway?
Old 10-01-2010, 01:02 PM
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Default RE: How would you use this???

Hinge pins, ceramic bearings, ball studs/cups... wherever liquid oil/grease is not used. Make sure the parts you are lubing with it are completely oil free, because that stuff can turn into a really nasty paste.
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Thanks for the quick responses gents...[sm=thumbup.gif]
Old 10-01-2010, 03:33 PM
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Default RE: How would you use this???

Maybe it will work well in dog-bone drive-cups. I also picked some up one day thinking it was liquid. I did try to use it on some things, but found it didn't stick and fell off. Perhaps your's will be better.
Old 10-01-2010, 10:20 PM
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Default RE: How would you use this???

Powdered graphite lube is used a lot in pinewood derby models, on the axles. I am sure there are places it will work good on rc's.

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