In a message dated 5/11/2008 7:59:53 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> Does stainless steel aircraft cable require a coating???
There's no coating involved. A cable lubricant like PreLube 6 is a
lightweight material that soaks into the cable to lubricate the strands.
I've seen guys lubing their crank-up cables with a heavy grease, which
is about the worst thing you can do. Not only does the grease trap moisture in
the cables, it also attracts dirt and contaminants that will accelerate
Someone earlier mentioned using WD-40 to lubricate the cables. WD stands
for Water Displacement which is what it's intended use is. It's not really a
lubricant although it has some characteristics of one.
I would imagine that any wire rope needs periodic lubrication.
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