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Re: [TowerTalk] Grease

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grease
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:24:08 -0400 (EDT)
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>  ?Just wondered what type of grease others used for the  tower ropes?? I 
have used a black graphite grease made up for me by a friend  several 
decades ago, and I am now running out!? I did consider using ordinary  car 
lubricating type grease together with an anti rust called waxoil.? 
    Your choices are all wrong. A grease type of  lubricant will only 
attract particulates and crud while keeping any moisture in  the strands - both 
which will accelerate wear and rusting.
    You want a thin type of lubricant that'll soak into  the strands which 
is what you're trying to lubricate and will not attract any  crud. Champion 
Radio Products carries PreLube 6 which is what the wire rope  manufacturers 
recommend. There is more information in my UP THE TOWER book  (available 
from _www.championradio.com_ ( ). 
Steve     K7LXC
Champion Radio Products
Cell: 1-206-890-4188

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