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Good lube for leaf's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by icallhertaco11, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Feb 20, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    icallhertaco11

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    Hey guys my leafs are squeaking like a mother and while i'm on the investigation for a new set of leafs to get me off the blocks, i'd like to stop te squeaking.
    Does any know of good grease or lube that I can use for the leafs besides WD-40??
    Thannks.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    Dry lubricants work best, teflon spray or graphite. Grease and oils attract dirt and will only cure the noises for a short period of time.
     
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    I tried a graphite based spray lube, cleaned them real well, separated each leaf and coated each contact point with the lube. Next day, without any wheeling, squeak was back and worse than ever. Being pissed, I hosed them down with wd40, squeak was gone for like a month, even with some dusty trips in between. I've got some thin rubber strips I'm going to try this spring.
     
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    Where did you spray between the leafs?
     
  6. Feb 20, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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    There are graphite paints for sale at most farm stores like Coastal and Wilco. I bought some and it has come in handy for things that cannot attract dust or dirt. It stays in place.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    go to a spray and wash and pressure wash the crap out of your leafs. Its temporary fix but it always works for me.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    tire lube. The stuff used for mounting tires. put it in a spray bottle. not permanent but lasts a good while, works like a charm. no oil, no grease.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    This stuff. Lasts about 3 or 4 months depending on weather and driving conditions. Power wash your leaf springs and let them dry completely, apply some of the Teflon DRY lube, flex a little, spray some more, done

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