In a message dated 99-08-30 20:14:35 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> There is a specially formulated type of lubricant for cables.
> Most cables have fiber wicks at the center of the wraps/braid.
> As my life depended on the cables I used the special lubricant.
> You may have to contact a scaffolding supplier for the product.
Actually Champion Radio Products carries PreLube 6 which is the kind
of product you're talking about. I contacted an engineer at a wire rope
manufacturing company and this is what he recommended.
It's messy to put on (lots of over-spray) but does a wonderful job of
penetrating and lubricating crank-up cables. Recommended application is twice
a year. More details at http://www.championradio.com.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
Champion Radio Products
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