wah lube

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  1. 56_Special

    56_Special Member

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    I dragged the ol' Crybaby from under the bed the other day and blew off the dust bunnies. It still works but the pot is stiff and squeaks. The old lube looks like some tan grease. Any tips on how to get it back into tip top shape?

    Thanks!

    Martin
     
  2. James

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    Hi!

    I had the same problem with my Vox RI wah recently and axed the same question on another forum.

    The answer is LubriMatic White Lithium Grease, which can be found at your local hardware store (I got mine at Home Depot.)

    I used a small amount on mine and now have enough to last me 2047 wah-wah years. Any TGP members in Boston who need some, feel free to stop by...
     
  3. gulliver

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    +1 - it's one of those products that everyone should have around the house. Most people use WD-40 for jobs they should use this stuff for. Any job where you don't need deep penetration, but do need a heavy lube that will stay on for a long time. (like a car door).

    No smart remarks, please. :)
     
  4. 56_Special

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    Thanks for the replies! That's what I love this place for. There's always some one who has the needed info.

    Martin
     
  5. brian marshall

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    WD-40 is some of the nastiest stuff out there. I have seen people use it on electrical equipment, and have it catch on fire. WD-40 is a dirt magnet. the only thing it is really good for is getting old rusty bolts off of engine parts. I wouldnt use it in anything electronic, or anything you want to stay clean.

    I am actually kind of dissappointed there havent been any smart remarks yet.
     
  6. afterburner

    afterburner Supporting Member

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    drat! I just bought some WD-40 to use on some parts. Guess I should've known better...

    I also used white lithium grease on my wah and it definitely stopped the squeaking :)
     
  7. jonny guitar

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    use it on your razor after shaving...keeps them blades sharp 2-3 times as long by stopping any oxidation...seriously.
     
  8. afterburner

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    no way! hahaha I must try that sometime... thanks!

    on another note, anyone know of a good contact cleaner to use on the electronics in a guitar/amp...?
     
  9. gulliver

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    Deox-it is the industry standard for cleaning jacks and pots.
     
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    Ditto I quit using WD years ago when I had a boat and fished 75% saltwater , if anything the crap attracts rust . CRC Marine formula 66 is the stuff .
     

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