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Poly Bushing Grease

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Smitty, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

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    What type of grease should we use with our poly bushings? The stuff that came with my lift looks like a silicone base. Unfortunately, I used too much as I put it together or there wasn't enough supplied. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Anyway, I need to get some more to finish the lift installation.
     
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    I bought some greasable poly bushings from ORD and asked them.....they recommeded just using whatever grease I used to grease my chassis so I just used wheel bearing grease when I assembled mine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Storm Trooper

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    I'd recommend Silicone Dielectic compound (SL-4 at carquest)but you can get at any auto store. That's why they give it to you. Regular grease breaks down poly and realy isn't the best for rubber either. Just my $.02 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Dielectric grease is way too expensive for this application.

    Regular grease will not break polyurathane down.

    I'd personally just use the best quality synthetic chassis grease you can find.
     
  5. Storm Trooper

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    Sorry, I only use the best on my K5 /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    I'm sick of replacing bushings.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Sorry, I only use the best on my K5 /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    I'm sick of replacing bushings.

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    How do you get it in there? That part number is for a toothpaste type tube of grease. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif It retails around $15 too!!
     
  7. Storm Trooper

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    I think it will out live the bushings the way I have been going through them (w/grease). Even if I have to pull them apart once a year to relube them it will be worth it if they last.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Maybe with a K5 we should be using KY?
     
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    Maybe with a K5 we should be using KY?

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    I guess I wouldn't know, I don't own a K5.

    Sounds like a personal problem. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Hey folks, try regular old Anti-seize. It works great and last longer than anything else I've tried. I was a bit skeptical when I first heard of it but I tried it. So far it's better than the thick sticky grease that came with my swaybar bushings for my Firebird or several different type greases that I've used in the past.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Hey folks, try regular old Anti-seize.

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    I'm replacing all my spring bushings this weekend and I was considering using some high nickle content anti-seize to lube them. Since you've had good luck with it I'll give it a shot. The stuff sticks to anything and it doesn't rinse off. It's even hard to get it off your fingers without scrubbing the heck out of them.


    Does anyone know of a reason NOT to use it??


    I'll wait a few months and check them out to make sure they are still intact.


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    Haven't found this yet to try it but the guys on the PSD forum I frequent use it and really like it!

    Magic Lube 631. It is made by Aladin Equipment and is for pool equipment. It is a water proof silicone with teflon in it. Supposed to be a white toothpaste consistancy that won't wash off. It is spendy at around 9.00 for 5oz but it works awesome.

    Tim
     
  12. jess

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    How about marine grease? Very sticky and water resistant.
     
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    I ended up using some Lubriplate Special Marine Grease on my sway bar bushings. If I ever get this truck on the road I'll let everyone know how it works...
     
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    I use marine grease on everything /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     

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