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Uni-Ball Lube

Discussion in 'Wheeler's Off-Road' started by YotaDan, May 19, 2010.

  1. May 19, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    Tri-Flow® Superior Dry Lubricant: 5.89[​IMG]
    Tri-Flow® Superior Dry Lubricant is an elite formula created for dry and dusty conditions. The 2oz drip bottle applicator, allows for deep penetration in hard to reach moving parts. Featuring paraffin wax and high-grade petroleum oil to allow the lube to go on wet, but then set up in a dry, 'wax-like' film so it will not attract or absorb grit and grime. Perfect for dry, dirty, dusty conditions, while still providing adequate wet weather performance. Holds up to extreme pressures and resists water wash-off. Provides incredible efficiency without attracting an excessive amount of contaminants. Great for Uni-Ball bearings.
     
  2. May 19, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    Oh now this gets posted. I've been experimenting with a bunch of stuff and finally out in some Dupont teflon spray. It's going good on day 2, but if it starts squeeking again, I'll be ordering this stuff.

    Thanks
     
  3. May 19, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    How come TC says not to lube their uni-balls?
     
  4. May 19, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    Because they don't want you to lube it with the wrong thing. Using WD-40 or other petrol based lubes will damage the uniball lining.
     
  5. May 19, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    I called them to inquire about lube, and they said no lube needed period. Another member was told the same thing when they called..
     
  6. May 19, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    The above listed stuff is petroleum too.:notsure:
     
  7. May 19, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    Ok, with all of this stuff posted I have some questions.

    My uniballs stared to squeek really bad when turning. Not knowing anything I put WD40 on them. After they started squeeking again, I tried some dry lube spray stuff from Blaster. They staretd to squeek again and so I then tried this dry lube through Dupont.

    At this point, have I ruined my uniballs? Should I take my UCAs apart to wipe off the uniballs, then relube with this stuff?
     
  8. May 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    can i order this stuff from you on here or do i need to call yu?
     
  9. May 19, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    woops didn't notice the order now button haha my bad
     
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    It's not the base tho. WD-40 is meant to stay wet and greasy. This is designed to dry out and have a waxy feeling. They also trap dirt in them because they stay wet- when this stuff dries it doesn't.
     
  11. May 19, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    sweet well i ordered some for my camburgs figured it was only 5 bucks.. why not :p
     
  12. May 19, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Both Camburg, and Total Chaos recommend to us that customers use a dry teflon lube (Tri-Flow). So we have made that available to the customers. Like someone else said, I think they are worried that people will put the wrong kind of lube on the uni-balls.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    How many people would be intrested in a 14oz Catridge (standard grease gun size) Grease tubes, of a grease that is designed specifically for use with Rubber and Polyurethane?
     
  14. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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  15. Feb 16, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    FYI You can buy this stuff at most bike shops.

    I use it on my Mountain bike

    I have a large aerosol can of it also.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    As far as the Tri-Flow lube, it is recommended by both Camburg and Total Chaos to use the DRY lube, for use with the Uni-Balls.
     
  17. Feb 16, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    I know there is a lot of concern with what grease is safe to use on Poly and especially the Factory Natural Rubber. As some greases can damage the bushings.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    I'd be interested depending on price also. I'm currently using a dry lube in the form of a spray can. It lasts for a while but starts to come back. I bet the grease would last a lot longer.
     
  19. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    Ordered on Monday or Tuesday and got my bottle today Dan. Thanks!
     
  20. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    this stuff works good to. Superlube's synthetic teflon(PTFE) based lube in a spray.
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