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Old 06-28-2012, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: Lubricating cables

Originally Posted by frogbiscuit View Post
Has anybody tried spray silicone lube?
The best stuff I've sampled was fishing reel lube a friend of mine used, but I don't know what kind it was. It was silicone based. So I tried regular silicone spray and it wasn't that slippery.

When the cable is out of the housing, grease works well, and lasts a long time.

I wouldn't use chain lube for fear it would get gummy.

If you use motor oil, don't use detergent oil. It gets gummy.

WD 40 works great, but only for a few days. Then you have to apply it again.

I didn't like graphite cable lube. It seemed gummy right from the start.
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