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Old 10-03-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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It looks like Green Slime is backordered everywhere. What good for building shocks other than Green Slime. I see Muchmore has two shock lubes, one a little higher cost than the other. So which is better? What do use for your shocks?
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Shock fluid or diff fluid. As long as the treads on the shock shaft are wet and you thread it past the o-rings, you'll be fine. Never shove the shaft through the rings. Spin the shaft so it threads its way through.

I only use green slime on AE orings. Thats who made it, I think and it worked well on my AE cars.

Green slime eats up Mugen/Xray/Kyosho orings. They seem to sometimes absorb it and get squishey and large like my x-girl friend. So I just use shock fluid. One less item in my box.

Or maybe I had a bad run of rings or majik dirt.
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They seem to sometimes absorb it and get squishey and large like my x-girl friend.
Well, if there was any doubt in her mind about getting back together....that probably sealed the deal! Too funny....
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Zero, so you like the extra thick girls huh?
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Zero, so you like the extra thick girls huh?
Thick in the right places is always a good thing!!!
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Uh, shock fluid? I've never used anything besides shock fluid on any shock orings or cartridges and they always seem to last.
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True.
Back on the subject, What do you use on your shocks?
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Zero, so you like the extra thick girls huh?
Nope, I like psycho chicks.


Nothing but silicone on my shocks.
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AE green slime is re-packaged Noleen SF-3 fork seal grease. It shouldn't effect any brand's o-rings, they're all silicone. Ironically, silicone oil does cause silicone o-rings to swell (soak one is some shock oil sometime). I've also had good luck with a seal grease packaged by Answer/Manitou (MTB suspension maker). You can get a 3oz tube of either for $6-7. It'll last you until magnet levitation suspension is perfected.
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Either AE GS or GMK Supply's Shock Snot.

http://gmksupply.com/html/gmk_0102_.html
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Either AE GS or GMK Supply's Shock Snot.

http://gmksupply.com/html/gmk_0102_.html
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Silkolene RG2 used for shock seals and lots of other stuff like diff o rings etc etc etc comes in big tub and lasts for ever, why pay over the odds for a small tube of AE green slime when you can but MX or MTB stuff for far less and get lots more of it.
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I going to call some bike shops Monday for this stuff. Looks like green slime.
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