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meahtots


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I found a #1 metolius cam recently with less than smooth action. What sort of effect would WD-40 have on it?


There is a thread for WD-40 on QD's but not sure if it would be the same for cams.

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don't use WD-40, bad idea. My Metolius #1 was also a bit gummed up at the beginning of this season, and I found that White Lightning, normally used my the chain of my mountain bike, worked fantastic. It's a silicon based lube that actually flakes off when dry and takes dirt and grim with it. Alternatly, Metolius markets a cam lube that you can probably find pretty easily. again, WD-40 no, no, no


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The metolius lube is pretty much the exact same thing as White Lightning. WL is should also be easier to find, just walk into any bike store and ask for it.


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The Ultimate Cam Lube
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ja1484


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DuPont Teflon Multi-Purpose Lubricant.

Best. Lube. Ever.

Lasts forever, self-cleans, attracts no grit, readily available at your local Lowes/Home Depot.


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Ya I think I have heard not to use WD 40, ever. Im not sure why but I think it was because dirt sticks to it or somethings, so don't use wd40.

I have some metolius cam lube and that stuff works nicely. So get it.


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tanks evrbody!


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granite_grrl wrote:
The metolius lube is pretty much the exact same thing as White Lightning. WL is should also be easier to find, just walk into any bike store and ask for it.

FWIW, Finish Line and Metolius Cam lube are the same thing. They smell and taste exactly the same. Both are approx the same price. Neither are White Lightning which is a wax that dries, I've used all of them at one time or another.

I'm on the fence as to whether I'd rather have an oil that stays an oil or if I'd rather have a wax on the cams.

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coolcat83


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angry wrote:
They smell and taste exactly the same.

Either you have strange habits or there is a story behind that...


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coolcat83 wrote:
angry wrote:
They smell and taste exactly the same.

Either you have strange habits or there is a story behind that...

Every crack-master, like angry, knows the only way to place a bomber cam is to put it in yur mouth and taste it first...duh.Wink


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Actually WD 40 is good for cleaning. It breaks down old gunky build up and flushes it out. Just be sure to wipe it off thoroughly and then use a teflon type lube.


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moose_droppings wrote:
Actually WD 40 is good for cleaning. It breaks down old gunky build up and flushes it out. Just be sure to wipe it off thoroughly and then use a teflon type lube.
It is also good if your gear is going to get wet, or if you don't need to worry about accumulation of grit.

WD-40 is fine to use, it just attracts lots of dirt because it isn't a dry lube.


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angry wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
The metolius lube is pretty much the exact same thing as White Lightning. WL is should also be easier to find, just walk into any bike store and ask for it.

FWIW, Finish Line and Metolius Cam lube are the same thing. They smell and taste exactly the same. Both are approx the same price. Neither are White Lightning which is a wax that dries, I've used all of them at one time or another.

I'm on the fence as to whether I'd rather have an oil that stays an oil or if I'd rather have a wax on the cams.

and
actually... metolius cam lube IS white-lightning, just in a different bottle. Unless something's changed in the past two years, that is.


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It's also a lot cheaper especially if you know mtn. bikers that buy it by the quart or gallon. Also once the cam is cleaned and lubed it's good as a cleaner the next time. One way I prefer to clean the cam, especially if it's really stiff is activate the cams in lacquer thinner. Evaporates quickly and leaves no residue. but be assured that you should not get any on the sling or you could be starting a new thread here and I will be it's brunt. Oh yeah, don't try this at home. Another thing lacquer thinner is flammable. Maybe I should hire a lawyer at this point. O.K. headed to the yuppie forum to troll for one.


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It's a known fact that WD-40 is a degreaser and NOT much of a lubricant. I would recommend a product called Jig-A-Loo. It's a dry silicone-based lubricant that, unlike any other lubricant, contains no oil, grease, wax, petroleum distillates or detergent, so it doesn't stain or stink. It stops squeaks, un-sticks just about anything, protects against rust, and is an exceptional water repellent.

Jig-A-Loo can be found in The Home Depot, Target, Advance Auto Parts and places like Ace Hardware or True Value.

For more information visit their website at
www.jigaloo.com


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