> In a message dated 97-04-20 09:19:25 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom
> Vickers) writes:
> > > Other than that, you may want spray a light cable lubricant on the
> > >during your semi-yearly inspection. DO NOT put heavy grease on the
> > >that just traps moisture in the cables.
> > Can you give the name of of a light cable lub that might be used.
> Ron Blackbern at TriEx recommends a product called Prelube. I haven't
> found a source for it yet.
> Check your yellow pages under rigging shops or wire rope suppliers and
> see what they've got and recommend. You're looking for a thin cable
> lubricant that will penetrate the cable and doesn't leave a sticky residue on
> the outside that dirt and contaminants will stick to.
> Heavier greases trap the moisture inside where the rust starts from the
> inside out and by the time you see it, the damage has been done. Then it's
> REALLY time to change the cables and pulleys.
> 73, Steve K7LXC
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> Problems: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe stuff Lou Tristao
> suggested that I use was/is
Gear & Wire Rope Lubricant, industrial spray, part # 4X595C, stocked by
Grainger. Comes in a 12.25 oz spray can, mfg Dayton Electric Mfg Co,
Chicago, IL 60648.
73 John K1ER
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