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Old 06-08-2001
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Lubricating mast track

Good points and some of the advice have made me think...
I have used vaseline/petrolium-jelly and it worked really well, actually. It certaily have no adverse effect on the track components etc, but it may help collect dust and salt and then, -back to "square one" or WORSE. I think it can be cleaned as long as you use a petro-based jelly. But, what would be best both long term and instant short term?
I would think a non-petro product based on GRAPHITE could do the magic trick. Graphite provide low friction, is "inert" to all materials and does cause stickiness and dust "clogging".

Anyone out there that know of a suitable GRAPHITE-BASED low-friction product? Let is know, please!
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