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post #3 of Old 11-20-2011
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Olive oil works great for shackles, traveler tracks, and blocks. I've been shocked by how long it lasts. I'm sure a cheaper or lighter vegetable oil would work all right too, but I don't use those much for cooking so I don't have them around. Triflow, lithium grease, etc work fine too, I'm sure.

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