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Subject: [TowerTalk] US Tower Motor Winch in Winter
From: (Bill Wall)
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 18:22:46 -0500
Hi Bill and all,

Many years ago my hobby was guns. Custom guns and store bought. I use to use
WD-40 on my guns. I found it to be corrosive and a pathetic lubricant. I
contacted WD-40 engineers/chemist about this and they would not talk about
my problem. After doing research,
I found Lubriplate to be best. LPS was very close and CRC was third. Hoppe's
gun oil was a cleaner, not really a good lubricant. I hope this will not
stir anything up, but I  recommend finding these companies and talking to
their engineers.
WW Grainger sells some of these products and furnishes product sheets also.

                                          Good Holidays everyone,
                                             Bill Wall KC4UZ
                                            Quads are still best

Bill Coleman AA4LR wrote:

> On 12/4/99 10:20 AM, Steve Babcock at wrote:
> >I now have since cleaned the rods and keep them lubed with
> >light WD-40.
> WARNING! Look very carefully at your can of WD-40. Nowhere will you find
> the word "lubricant".
> Sure, WD-40 has lubricating properties, but its components are way too
> volatile to stay in place long enough to do the job. After a couple of
> weeks, any lubrication is GONE. WD-40 is designed to penetrate and
> displace water.
> If you want to use a silicone lubricant, get one that is waxy enough to
> do the job. LPS makes an excellent series of products. I would recommend
> LPS 2.
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail:
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