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Old 01-23-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default Questions on lubricating

Hi there,

I'm a newbie in R/C and I am about to lubricate my just renovated tamiya manta ray.

I am considering using regular lubricants available from the hobby store or even the bike store, because I find R/C lubricants so expensive for the quantity.

On ballbearings : good clean + teflon spray grease
On nylon gears : teflon grease or MoS2 automotive grease
Dogbones / driveshafts : teflon grease or MoS2 ?
In ball diff : teflon grease ?

What do you think ? Any thoughts are appreciated !
Would you use teflon spray grease on nylon gears, spurs... ?

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Old 01-23-2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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In the ball diff I would not trust anything apart from the team associated stealth diff lube
here's a link for that:
For the nylon gears I use whit lithium grease.
For my ball bearings I use Fantom bearing oil
Heres a link to that:
For the dog bones and out drives I use a dry lubricant.
I wouldn't use any type of grease of lubes that don't dry completly because it will attract dirt and wear out those parts real quick.
You don't need anything for the spur gear.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:17 PM   #3
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on bearings I use trinity royal oil, and I havent used it, but "dry ice" by sullivan is supposed to be really good stuff, it dries and leaves a lube film
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