Cleaning and maintaining ratchet binders, what do you use?

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  1. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    I once heard on here to just “throw them on the ground..” to unseize them. Forcing them to break free I guess. I tried that and it did not work for me plus other drivers were looking at me crazy.
     
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  3. snowman_w900

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    You were supposed to throw them at the other drivers to break them free
     
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  4. Lepton1

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    Haven't had a chance to break out the binders yet. Steady diet of strapping.
     
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  5. AUfan78

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    I unscrew the hooks all the way and put a little grease on the end threads and screw the hooks back in. On the ratchet part I use a little WD40 when the reversing lever starts to get a little stiff.
     
  6. Abynrml2

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    atf fluid, use a spray bottle and when they are open give the threads a skirt , keeps them from rusting and seizing up
     
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  7. IluvCATS

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    Could a diesel soaked rag work well as a poor man’s all-in-one solution? Clean the threads with it and then close them up.
     
  8. weirdpuckett

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    I put jif peanut butter on the threads, let it harden in the sun, then sprinkle trai mix on it.......
     
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  10. Doomr

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    50/50 mix of acetone and atf oil.
    Keep it away from good paint.
     
  11. ABfish

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    WD-40. I know, it's more of a solvent than a lubricant. But it does the job and it doesn't build up and attract dirt.
     
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