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Old 08-01-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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what do you guys think of using this on 1/8 size o-rings ? ive always seen people only use it on 1/10th shocks .

whould they just swell up from the green slime ?
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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All o-rings love the slime, rub it on!
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ok cool.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:45 AM   #5
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I'd have to disagree, especially if youre talking Losi shocks. They dont leak, and theres no reason to add a binding agent to the shock.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:06 AM   #6
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I agree with Mike on this. If your 1/8 scale shocks are leaking its time
to replace the O-rings.

Also I would never use it on OutDrive O-rings as its not thick enough,
get a good quality synthetic for those.
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My way of understanding is it's for lubing the threads on the shock shaffs to keep them from ripping the O-rings. Haven't seen 'em swell 'em. Oh, and fan boys, Step back and take a deep breath, will ya'. You really make me laugh.
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I have used them on both my 1/10 gp car and 1/8 buggy and truggy only to get a nice smooth shock action
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Use it if you want. Chad Bradley was and maybe still is using Pro-Circuit Seal O-ring grease. That is what he told me anyways.
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in rc-car magazine was an article with one of the AE Ryan's... they used the green slime for 1:8 shocks. I do too, not for leaky shocks, but they feel smoother after I lubricated the o-rings with it.
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I use AE GS or GMK Shock Snot, depending on what I have handy at the moment. IMO, these products aren't necessarily meant to prevent leaks in and of themselves. They're intent is, however, to prevent tearing of the seals, thereby preventing leaks. All in all, if you at the very least lube the o-ring with shock oil, you'll have a better chance at getting the shaft threads through it w/o tearing them. Never penetrate dry!
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I'd have to disagree, especially if youre talking Losi shocks. They dont leak, and theres no reason to add a binding agent to the shock.


yes they are losi eight shocks, and the white o-rings im going to use the green slime on the new shock o-rings.

plus to me it seems like there, is less dirt buildup on the o-rings thats at least what i saw on my 1/10 shocks.
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I assure you, no one on the Losi team uses green slime on their o-rings. Just coat them in shock oil and be done with it.
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OK> Maybe not green, maybe blue,red,yellow.... or spit. But everyone? Breath deep, mind clearing, breath.
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