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Old 01-06-2020, 16:42   #1
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Waterproof Grease

I recently came across a tube of Alco Metalube waterproof grease, and have been using it for all boat greasing applications, Max Prop, steering, anchor windlass, centreboard.
Considering the US Navy use it, I figured it must be good.
It certainly seems that way so far.
I'm wondering if other people use it on their boats, I don't see any mention of it here in the CF.
Unfortunately no distributor in Australia, and Amazon wont ship. So I going direct to the company and might end up with a supply in Sydney.
I cant see myself going back to other greases after my worn rop stopped all vibration
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Re: Waterproof Grease

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I did a Duckduckgo (Australia) search and came up with this link. (maybe you've already seen it?)



Alco-MetaLube Online Store : Buy Industrial Quality Lubricant
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Re: Waterproof Grease

That grease looks nice.

The product I've been using for many years is Mobilgrease 222. I have been satisfied with this product.
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Hi


I did a Duckduckgo (Australia) search and came up with this link. (maybe you've already seen it?)



Alco-MetaLube Online Store : Buy Industrial Quality Lubricant
Thx coopec43, the online store is only domestic USA not to Australia. In speaking to the comps though they will send some out, Iím just working out the best quantity/shipping cost ratio
Likely Iíll end up with a decade worth of grease!
It also seems the private boating community doesnít use it at all
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That grease looks nice.

The product I've been using for many years is Mobilgrease 222. I have been satisfied with this product.
+1 love this Mobil grease and added benefit is that it is about as cheap as you can get. I tacked on a couple tubes to an order and have been using it around the house and boat.

https://www.mcmaster.com/1416K22

Also a big fan of Molykote on threaded things. It can make a mess if you aren't careful

https://www.mcmaster.com/1204K33

For stainless threaded things, I have been using Tefgel which probably every sailor should have aboard. I took apart some stainless 1/2" bolts recently rhat I had put together in a saltwater heavy area for 3 years. Looked brand new.

Winches I use Lubripate 130AA, which is same as my MaxProp specs

https://www.mcmaster.com/2289N15

I got some Royal Purple Synfilm in a small dropper bottle at a trade show. I use that all the time for a very thin lightweight oil. Super handy bottle size

https://www.amazon.com/Royal-Purple-.../dp/B004PKNXR8

And for antiseize, my favorite are Loctite brands

https://www.mcmaster.com/1821A24
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