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Old 05-07-2013, 07:57 AM   #1
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Lube for stabilizing jacks??

What are your thoughts on lube for the screw on my stabilizing jacks?
If they were protected in any way, I'd just grease or oil them but
they are out there gathering all sorts of road grit, sand, water, occasional
mud etc....
I hate to put something on there that's gonna catch sand and dust.
OTOH, we just got back from FL and we were very close to the beach.
Salt in the air made anything with even the slightest nick in the paint rust.
My jacks are noticeably stiffer now than last season.

Let the "best lube" discussion begin!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
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What are your thoughts on lube for the screw on my stabilizing jacks?
If they were protected in any way, I'd just grease or oil them but
they are out there gathering all sorts of road grit, sand, water, occasional
mud etc....
I hate to put something on there that's gonna catch sand and dust.
OTOH, we just got back from FL and we were very close to the beach.
Salt in the air made anything with even the slightest nick in the paint rust.
My jacks are noticeably stiffer now than last season.

Let the "best lube" discussion begin!
Kinda hard to decide, I just use the spray lithium and about every 2 yrs take my pressure washer and clean them and start over. Farmers have used gun grease smeared on implements for years that are used in far worse environments than road dirt/mud.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:06 AM   #4
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Dry graphite
I know what graphite is- it's something that used to get under my
fingernails and in skin cracks and made my hands look dirty all the time.
(37 years industrial maintenance including large chain driven conveyors)

What are you referring to? Is it a spray that then dries? Brand, place of
purchase??
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I know what graphite is- it's something that used to get under my
fingernails and in skin cracks and made my hands look dirty all the time.
(37 years industrial maintenance including large chain driven conveyors)

What are you referring to? Is it a spray that then dries? Brand, place of
purchase??
Yes the spray on dry graphite.
I have to drive a 1/2 mile of gravel road one way each time I go camping .
I have found that works best.

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