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Jul 16, 2019, 11:40 AM
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Do you need to lubricate retracts?


Do you need to lubricate retracts on most planes that have them? Thanks
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Jul 17, 2019, 06:39 AM
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Mechanical, air, and electric all have spots that would benefit from lubrication. New in box electric benefit from disassembly. cleaning, and relube before reassembling. Many have found metal shavings brand new.
Jul 17, 2019, 09:14 PM
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Any part that moves can't be hurt from lubrication. My old friend liked Litho-lube on his retracts.
Jul 17, 2019, 10:33 PM
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Will motor oil work?
Jul 18, 2019, 01:34 AM
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It is thicker than ideal, but better than nothing.
Jul 18, 2019, 03:06 PM
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Do you know where I could get lubricant? Thanks
Jul 19, 2019, 01:04 AM
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Any hardware store. Gun oil, sewing machine oil, tri-flow, CRC, generally any thin oil. If it comes in an aerosol can, it is good. Exeption: WD40 is not a lubricant, it is a Water Displacement agent.


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