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New turnbuckle lube recommendatns

Hi All,

I have brand new shiny turnbuckles and new standing rigging. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good lubricant/protectant?


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Re: New turnbuckle lube recommendatns

Lanocote. Can't really do better than that.

..with maybe some machine oil on the threads to help first-time assembly.

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Re: New turnbuckle lube recommendatns

I use Brake lube, seems to work fine. Then again, i unstep my mast every year for storage. I've heard that lanacote is the champ.

Silicone base brake lubricant recommended for the entire brake assembly and is compatible with rubber. It is moisture-proof and heat resistant to over 600 degrees F, which means it won t burn-off like other brake noise products.

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Tef-gel, cleaned up with denatured alcohol.
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Re: New turnbuckle lube recommendatns

Lanacote or tef-gel are the two major players. Tef-gel is a little sticky but not horrible. I've seen stuff brake loose with a screwdrive that has been in the mast for the better part of a decade with tef-gel. I don't have any personal experience with lanacote, but have heard similar result. Amazing stuff.

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Re: New turnbuckle lube recommendatns

Another vote for Lanocote.... Also use it for stainless/aluminum barrier coat, doping electrical plugs on the mast harness, holding a loose gasket in place while seating a part, lube and corrosion prevention on my Opinel pocket knife, anchor shackles, and a million and one other things...

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Re: New turnbuckle lube recommendatns

well any grease/lube is better than nothing

not being close to places that carry tef gel and the like I used some nice texaco grease...on some of my new stuff as well as the old while tuning the rig...

one of my old turnbuckles was seized, but thankfully a machine shop did a nice job of freeing it up...


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