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Old 07-05-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default WD-40 or white lithium grease?

I did some searching, but didn't really find a definite answer for this newbie question...
My HPI manual says to clean/lubricate various chassis and drivetrain parts of the S2 Flux with WD-40 at certain intervals of use. Is it OK/better/worse to use white lithium grease instead of WD-40? Does white lithium grease negatively react with some components?
Why should or shouldn't I use white lithium grease?
The reason I ask is that I always use white lithium grease instead of WD-40 to lubricate because it lasts longer, was hoping this to be the case with rc cars as well.
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Grease does a great job of lubing joints, but it also attracts dirt and dust which then combines with the grease to create an abrasive paste that will destroy any vehicle. WD-40 leaves a thin non-stick film that prevents dirt and dust from building up and actually can help to keep your vehicle cleaner. It's not perfect, but better than using grease.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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WD40 is not a lubricant. You can clean with the WD40, but you cannot lubricate with it. Grease is what you should be using on metal-to-metal joints (ie: CVDs & dogbones)
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I agree with WD 40 as a cleaner not a greaser. But I wouldn't use thick grease on my CVDs or Dogbones. I prefer to clean them as well as possible and apply a dab of Bearing Oil.
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cool. thanks for the info.
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Just curious if anyone has tried Dry Spray film, or some sort of Wax instead of grease. They work as a lube, but don't attract dirt the way grease does.



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Just curious if anyone has tried Dry Spray film, or some sort of Wax instead of grease. They work as a lube, but don't attract dirt the way grease does.



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My oil of choice for everything [finlube]
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I use dry lube from bike shops for bearings. I use cvd grease for cvds.
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