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Gear Marking Compound

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by or2play, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. or2play

    or2play 1/2 ton status

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    Okay, trying to finish the gears in my 14 bolt. The little bit of marking compound I had got used up. I've tried red grease. But everytime I've ran a pattern it all looks like goo to me. What do ya'll use in the when marking compound isn't availabe?
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    You pretty much have to use marking compound. I've heard of people using the blue stuff that machinists use, but I wouldn't use it on my gears.
     
  3. fly_n_hi_yukon

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    I used Loctite machinist blue compound. Worked great. The pattern was clear as day.
     
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    Get some more compound! If theres a little left, add a little water, it doesnt take that much to repaint the teeth to recheck the pattern. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i've heard you can use a sheet of paper... maybe i'm on crack.
     
  6. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    i've heard you can use a sheet of paper... maybe i'm on crack.

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    Sounds like. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    i used toothpaste once in a pinch and it wasnt to bad, just dont use the gel stuff, i dont think it would work.
     
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    I usually just use compound, But, once in a pince, I used white lithium grease. It worked.
     
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    Go by your local GM dealer and use actual gear marking compound . They sell it in little tooth paste looking tubes . Tom
     
  10. or2play

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    I snagged some more from my supplier. He stole it from a kit, but it was different than the stuff I had before. Actually it looks like white litium grease. We see how it works I couple days I guess.
     
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    i used toothpaste once in a pinch and it wasnt to bad, just dont use the gel stuff, i dont think it would work.

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    Did it leave your gear teeth clean, and your oil with a minty fresh smell? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Does that prevent differential tooth decay? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Sorry, just joking, I couldn't resist /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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