What's the best lubricant for ratchet binders?

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  1. Onetruckpony

    Onetruckpony Medium Load Member

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    We use fluid film on electrical connections to prevent corrosion. Good stuff. Never thought about it on a fifth wheel...hmmm.
     
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  3. dieselgrl

    dieselgrl Light Load Member

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    I keep a can of penetrating oil handy and generally spray a small amount everytime I spin them back in after unloading, but also have some Tri Flow non-graphite lube that was reccomended to me by a locksmith. It works amazing on everything from sticky locks to binders to squeaking door hinges.
     
  4. hyboy67

    hyboy67 Bobtail Member

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    I use Dura Plate chain and cable lube. Works great does not collect dust or wash off.
     
  5. plentygood

    plentygood Road Train Member

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    Another driver put some hub oil on mine and it works great.
     
  6. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    I use a tube of grease and spray wd40 before and after every use. They stay nice and wet....hehehe. hmmm i wunder if ky would work? I'll find me a swifty and ask to borrow some







    American Trucker
     
  7. JustAnotherJarhead

    JustAnotherJarhead Bobtail Member

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    I have found Kroil to be the best stuff to use on ratchets by miles. It permeates and lubricates the metal, not just the joint. I have always used this to restore rust pocked rifle bores before lead lapping. I swear by it and so do most steel mills where you will never see a mill worker just leaving a can layin around.
     
  8. dino6960

    dino6960 YOUDAMAN

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    i found anti seeze works well. unscrew the thread , wipe some on the bottom with the brush,, thread it in , coats everything as you screw together
     
  9. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    And coats YOU and your truck interior if you so much as LOOK at it! It does work, but if you ever get it on you, it's with you for months.
     
  10. 2bit

    2bit Light Load Member

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    I use the dry graphite spray. Sprays on wet then dries so it doesn't collect dust. Best to start with when binders are new or need to be very clean so it adheres to the metal. That fluid film sounds interesting for lots of other things tho
     
  11. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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    Good chain lube works as well as anything. Kind of like changing your oil. They are all ok-if you take the time to change it. Do your maintenance and it will be time well spent. Truck and binders, winches, etc.
     
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