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Old 10-03-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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Question Which servo grease?

Hello Freakazoids!

Which grease do you recommend for your servos and where do you buy it? I've seen a general recommendation to use Lithium Grease. Which one? Where do you buy it?

I've also seen people saying HiTec sells servo grease but that it sucks... is that true?

Share your thoughts please....
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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Buy a tube of Lithium Grease you can find it at your local autozone or kragens its a white tube with black cap and logo in red. its a white creamy grease will last you forever !
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Also check the sporting goods dept, in the fishing gear, at your local big box store, or maybe Dicks Sporting Goods with the fishing gear. I got a container of reel grease for fishing rods, and it's great stuff. Only cost about $5 and I'll have servo grease for many years to come.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:21 AM   #4
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Also check the sporting goods dept, in the fishing gear, at your local big box store, or maybe Dicks Sporting Goods with the fishing gear. I got a container of reel grease for fishing rods, and it's great stuff. Only cost about $5 and I'll have servo grease for many years to come.
Thanks for the hint! There is indeed an nice Dicks store, brand new in my area. I will check it out. For now I got a tiny tube from Hitec.

I also got this Lithium Grease from Autozone. Comes in spray form. But I'm afraid to use it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:49 PM   #5
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With the lithium spray grease, if it has a tube, like WD-40, put the tube on, stick it in a paper towel and spray several seconds of the grease into the paper towel, then use a toothpick or similar to scoop up the grease and spread it on your gears.

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Old 11-07-2011, 10:13 PM   #6
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LIthium is petroleum based and I would be cautious of that since you don't want petro based lube on plastic.

Get synthetic lube, often with Teflon. Drop by a bicycle store and you will have tons to choose from.
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LIthium is petroleum based and I would be cautious of that since you don't want petro based lube on plastic.

Get synthetic lube, often with Teflon. Drop by a bicycle store and you will have tons to choose from.
Interesting.... Bicycle store... Thanks!!
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:15 AM   #8
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I manage a bicycle store and both Finish Line and TriFlow make excellent teflon based greases. You can also pick up some synthetic oil, a small drop on your swash and tail slider makes everything very smooth.

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Old 11-11-2011, 03:12 PM   #9
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^ Yeah, what he said.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:27 PM   #10
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FutabA makes a servo grease that's what I use. they don't need alot.
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