Lube for binders

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  1. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Wondering what u guys use for the best lube for ratchet binders. I have litteraly tried everything but run into the same problem each time. They either dry out or get gunked up or both.

    The best i have found is just basic liquid wrench or any pentrating oil.

    I have tried so much different kinds of grease but they all get gunked up, especially running open headache rack.

    Had a guy tell me to use the lucas hub oil and that turned out to be worse than the grease, welded my binders shut, had to get a hammer to break them open.

    The only problem with penetrating oil is that it dries out after u have them on freight, and doesnt really protect it against road salt or other elements.

    My next experiment was gonna be with some motor oil .

    What do u guys use or had luck with ?
     
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  3. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

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    I use Fluid film on my ratchets for my car hauler.
    Stays a long time and doesn’t harden.
    It comes in an aerosol can and you just spray it on.
     
  4. MM71

    MM71 Medium Load Member

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    Gear oil ...

    If you want to spend extra money chain wax (motorcycle chain lube) or as mentioned Fluid Film ...
     
  5. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    I use Lucas 5th wheel/slider lube in the summer and 90w gear oil in the winter. 90w would probably work just as well if you used it every other load to flush out the dirt. I just like the bottle shapes for easy application.

    I always wanted to try CV axle grease but never got around to it...
     
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  6. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    PB Blaster after every use or a little Motorkote, but PB Blaster is waaaaay cheaper
     
  7. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Road Train Member

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    Two stroke oil not bad but I use 90 weight once a month than wd40 in between keeps them from guming up!!!
     
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  8. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Road Train Member

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    White lithium grease is also good!
     
  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    I ne ver had any luck with those . White lithium gummed up on me after awhile. Not as bad as the grease but after a couple applications i didnt use it anymore. Think im gonna try the gear oil or some heavy weight oil like u said and see how she holds up !!
     
  10. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Medium Load Member

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    I used WD40 to get them oiled up, then I sprayed them with silicone spray for work boots. With those 2 combined it repelled the water & road junk really well for about 2 weeks, then I had to do it again. Not a perfect solution but it worked
     
  11. solitary_con

    solitary_con Light Load Member

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    That's the only thing I found that works.
     
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