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    2-lube or not 2-lube, CV joints, pivots? anything? just clean? What should be lubed?

    Should I lubricate moving parts on traxxas 4x4?
    Dry lube / teflon spray?
    Grease & clean?

    I understand that wet grease / oil lube can attract dust and increase wear.
    Do I just clean pivot points?
    Dry teflon lube?
    Lube some stuff and not other stuff?
    What should be lubed? How?
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    The only parts I lube are the diff gears and bearings.
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    I started to use Graphite dry lube, and I'm very happy with i, it covers real good the parts and it doesn't attract dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Fan View Post
    I started to use Graphite dry lube, and I'm very happy with i, it covers real good the parts and it doesn't attract dirt.
    Thanks for the reference on graphite.
    I think my local RC shop may have some, but if they don't, I may do Hobby-Lobby because they have BoyScouts derby car graphite lube.
    Is one graphite lube any better than others?
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    dry lube for exposed areas such as ball ends an pivot balls. Bearing oil for bearings (especially motor bearings other are pretty well sealed). Then just diff lube for diffs and shock oil for shocks
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    Thanks again. I had a few people tell me "no lube at all" but they didn't offer the replace pre-worn parts either.
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    I use dry lube made by PB blaster I spray the heck out of the whole truck leaves a white residue than can be wiped off but works so well, keeps a lot of dirt from sticking and keeps all parts rust free and parts moving freely great investment get it at auto parts store or home depot


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    Quote Originally Posted by snookerd1206 View Post
    I use dry lube made by PB blaster I spray the heck out of the whole truck leaves a white residue than can be wiped off but works so well, keeps a lot of dirt from sticking and keeps all parts rust free and parts moving freely great investment get it at auto parts store or home depot
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    PB Blaster... Thanks I'll check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KewlToy View Post
    Thanks again. I had a few people tell me "no lube at all" but they didn't offer the replace pre-worn parts either.
    I've never had any rod ends or such wear out. Mine are all over two years old! Nothing has worn, still like New. If graphite works, go for it but mine is still great without anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    I've never had any rod ends or such wear out. Mine are all over two years old! Nothing has worn, still like New. If graphite works, go for it but mine is still great without anything
    Wow, that makes me worry less...
    I ride dirt bikes and 4-wheelers.... lack-lube is bad on those.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KewlToy View Post
    Wow, that makes me worry less...
    I ride dirt bikes and 4-wheelers.... lack-lube is bad on those.....
    most of those joints aren't plastic to metal though

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    Quote Originally Posted by KewlToy View Post
    Wow, that makes me worry less...
    I ride dirt bikes and 4-wheelers.... lack-lube is bad on those.....
    Good, there is absolutely no reason to worry
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    Blaster works awesome !

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    Quote Originally Posted by KewlToy View Post
    Wow, that makes me worry less...
    I ride dirt bikes and 4-wheelers.... lack-lube is bad on those.....
    try some chain lube on cvds. it stops the squeek and doesnt attract much.....well you know the drill

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    Thanks again guys
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