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Title: Vertec Pin Lubricant
Post by: David Sturzenbecher on August 05, 2016, 03:51:32 pm
Hi,
I am getting quite a few of the fly pins on a Vertec rig that are getting sticky and not releasing properly. Any idea what the best lubricant would be for these? (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160805/6b58bee7fdc09ef0a548865f32f30c84.jpg)


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Title: Re: Vertec Pin Lubricant
Post by: Ray Aberle on August 05, 2016, 04:15:33 pm
I have the same problem, and would love a suggestion as well! :)

-Ray
Title: Re: Vertec Pin Lubricant
Post by: Jay Barracato on August 05, 2016, 04:39:44 pm
I would go with powdered graphite ( lock lubricant) because it doesn't pick up dust and dirt.

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Title: Re: Vertec Pin Lubricant
Post by: Stephen Kirby on August 05, 2016, 05:11:09 pm
Has anybody tried this stuff?  http://www.mclubemarine.com/sailkote/ (http://www.mclubemarine.com/sailkote/).  The miracle dry lube.  Have used it on similar pins on the sailboat along with tons of other uses.  I also use it for bicycle chains as it helps them run as quiet and free as any specialty bike lube but picks up less grime.
Title: Re: Vertec Pin Lubricant
Post by: John Sulek on August 05, 2016, 07:39:19 pm
Hi,
I am getting quite a few of the fly pins on a Vertec rig that are getting sticky and not releasing properly. Any idea what the best lubricant would be for these? (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160805/6b58bee7fdc09ef0a548865f32f30c84.jpg)


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I've used spray teflon lube successfully on these pins on other systems.
Doesn't turn everything into an oily mess. Powered graphite gets messy.
It's also great for the coupling threads on veam connectors.

The sailkote spray looks to be a great solution.
Title: Re: Vertec Pin Lubricant
Post by: Jim Rutherford on August 05, 2016, 08:41:50 pm
While I haven't used it for your application, I've used moly lube for a lot of applications requiring extended use.  It comes in several forms.   
Title: Re: Vertec Pin Lubricant
Post by: Riley Casey on August 05, 2016, 08:51:17 pm
I carry a can of spray silicone lubricant in every truck and every tool kit. Good for what ails ya'.