- Jun 26, 2015
Ok, I searched around for suggestions regarding lubrication of the threads on an aluminum host. You know how it is, the end cap/switch feels gritty when you unscrew it. I know the end cap often has to ground to the rest of the host, so it seems to me the lubricant should be a good conductor. That made me think of silicone dielectric compound. Most folks call it "bulb grease", but it is used for many different applications (spark plug wires come to mind). Has anyone used this stuff? If so, how did it do? I want to avoid more mess and hassle than it is worth, so if anyone has another suggestion I'm game. I've seen folks say chapstick, Vaseline, etc, just seemed to me the dielectric compound might be better.