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posted August 14, 2000 06:22 PM
Like to hear some opinions..

Heim Joints - What is the best lubricant to use on heims to keep them from binding?
We've used about everything other than graphite and they always seem to bind up over time.

Sliders- We run Afco type slider with the teflon bushing. Only thing we've found that works halfway decent is wheel bearing grease.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance

posted August 14, 2000 08:59 PM
Had a ton of heims on a winged mod. Sprayed them each week with wd 40. Seemed to work alright.As far as sliders, the guys here that run them say to take apart and clean each week.Quite a few are getting away from sliders.

posted August 14, 2000 09:15 PM
Graphite Lub works well with both also. What I found to help the sliders is that we took them apart and put more clearance into the teflon bushings. This made them less likely to bind in the event some dirt or debris gets on the shafts.

Hope this helps.

posted August 15, 2000 09:49 AM
On our heims, we use a "deep penetrating grease" that's probably much like WD40. We found that the graphite built up over time and caused problems. It seemed to attract dirt more too and clog things up.

posted August 16, 2000 05:56 PM
We use Slick 50 spray available at any Walmart on both the sliders and rod ends. After using just about everything under the sun, this is what has worked best for us.

posted August 19, 2000 07:30 AM
I've found that motorcycle chain lube works great. I use the kind for O-ring chains. A 5 dollar can is good for all season too.

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