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    What lube for CV shafts?

    So after running in a little water this past weekend I'm tearing into the ol girl for some maintinence.

    I'm familiar with the revo shafts but the traxxas CVs are new to me and was wondering what if any lube you all use on the pivot points.

    I'm thinking a couple drops of silicone but am open to suggestions (other than WD-40) since I haven't run them as long as the rest of you.

    Thanks


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    You will want a dry lube... if any.
    Anything that dirt will stick to will act more like sandpaper than a lubricant.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I use PB "blaster dry lube. It stops squeaks, and it helps every thing pivot nice and smoothly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    You will want a dry lube... if any.
    Anything that dirt will stick to will act more like sandpaper than a lubricant.
    Yeah I put them back together dry for the same reasons you mentioned. I might pull them out for a quick squirt of some Teflon lube I've got here... somewhere...

    The more I looked at them they are actually pretty sloppy and didn't look like they needed anything more than a quick blast if air to blow the dust out.

    Good deal thanks guys


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    spay on graphite
    summit /mustang /stampede-2s spc lipo

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    This is what I came up with...I disassembled the CVs hosed down the steel parts with brake cleaner, and the plastic shafts with motor cleaner.

    Then coated the steel parts with Teflon lubricant and reassembled. I did my best to keep the Teflon out of the threads.



    6-7 light coats letting it flash dry in between coats. We'll see how it works.


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    Last edited by happymachinist; 10-03-2012 at 09:14 PM.

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    nice

    it looks like you froze it
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