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#1 Rudy Nix

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:41 AM

Hi all,
I'm in the process of rebuilding my Atlas mount. I want to use a good synthetic grease for all my bearings and was contemplating using "Super Lube" synthetic grease sold at Ace Hardware. Anyone have a good reason why I should not use this grease?
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:45 PM

thats the one that every uses when hyper tuning their EQ6/Atlas...

Well, pretty much everyone.


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Posted 25 May 2009 - 07:19 PM

See Link regarding Super Lube

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:49 PM

Thank you for your responses. I guess Super Lube it is then. I don't think I could have gotten a clearer answer than that.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:57 PM

OK... here's a dumb response... but when my Meade 5 inch ED doublt refractor was in storage for a while and the rack and pinion got stiff, I sprayed it with a little WD-40 and then put in a light coating of simple Vaseline. The think works just fine and I suspect that this regimen would solve most grease problems...

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:54 PM

That's an OK temporary fix for that focuser (but the WD-40and petroleum jelly will seep out and be messy). For gearsets, especialy hypoid, neither is satisfactory.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:10 PM

don't forget about the temperature swings.... When it gets warm, the jelly will melt and when it gets cold, it will get very sticky.

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