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Old 31-08-2004, 11:33   #16
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Another 2 cents worth ... Tuf-Gel is the best anti-sieze I've found. 5200 no doubt works (anything which will keep a bit of a barrier between the dissimilar metals and/or keep their surfaces dry will work), but is like using a sledge hammer to kill a fly!
BTW - 3-M's 4200 is a great bedding compound for those parts you want to seal real well, but which you might want to take apart sometime, as is LifeCaulk.
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Old 31-08-2004, 17:31   #17
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When I got my first sailboat more than a few years ago I went to the drugstore and got a tub of pure lanolin ( used in ointments by the pharmacist). I use it on my rigging, around the swages (especially good in preventing moisture getting in and corrosion), on turnbuckle threads, on shackles, on stainless screws in aluminum, on anything that I want to protect yet might have to take apart one day. It stays on in the worst conditions. Pure lanolin. Hard to beat and as old as sailing.

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Old 31-08-2004, 21:02   #18
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International/Epiglass put out a product called Res-Q-Steel. It is flamin good stuff. I used to sell it to trade whom used it on Steel haul out cables. The stuff never washes off. But that's also it's major drawback. You can't get rid of it. Get it on your clothes and you have a coppery brown mark there peramanent. It's were Lanolin comes into it's own. It's good for your skin and colorless and smells nice. Takes me back to the farm during shep shearing time. As a Kid, I would get the job of stomping the wool down in the press. The lanolin was the best stuff out for working in your new leather boots.


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