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Old 08-11-2008, 03:03 PM #1
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Default Aluminium thread lubrication

Hey all.

Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good grease or lubrication for aluminium threads.

It's to reduce wear on the threaded battery compartment on a not-so-precision-engineered portable laser.

It's a DL Hulk style model.

I tried some grease I found in the garage, but that made things a bit worse in that it felt a bit rougher!

I cleaned it all off straight away and now need a proper solution.

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Default Re: Aluminium thread lubrication

If the cap is also the path for the earth return use copperslip, just a smear of it will do.

You may need to clean up the threads a bit before greasing, as if it is rough due to pickup grease will not make it perfect...... get it to turn smoothly with no batteries in then lubricate Look about half way down the page......
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Cheers rog8811.

I'll have a go at that and see how it turns out.

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i heard that chap stick works well? can anyone test it?
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Default Re: Aluminium thread lubrication

deoxit *thread cleaner electrical.fashlights, connectors you name it .Jack from optotronics told me about it works great
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petroleum jelly. Vaseline.
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JL -- I think that is the stuff we used to call Cramolin. Good stuff.
That's what I use.

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i found some chap stick and i tested it out on a spare flashlight and it works great! it gets ride of all grinding and make the threads smoother and easier to screw
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10-4 mike , It works great i use it on all my lasers *and flashlights ;D
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Along the lines of the petroleum grease products, I'm sure the usual "bulb grease" used for automotive bulb contacts would work just as well... you can go to an auto parts store and buy a little packet for $1.
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White Lithium Grease works very well also phoenix77/rob 8-)
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Buy some high quality grease.
Try Militec-1, super high quality grease for your super high quality laser(well, it's made for military applications )
Militec-1 forms a molecular bond to the metal you apply it on.
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I use sillicone spray/grease
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