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>> Home > Forum > General Resources > Water and Grease................
Water and Grease................
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NPJ
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 73
17th Dec 2017 15:12  
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Due to a medical condition and preparation for Christmas with the Grandchildren I will not be doing much over the next week or so with the Tug Project.


However I did think it may be a useful exercise to ask for comments about three ‘extras’ as shown, before I get it wrong.............

I am considering grease for the prop shafts , but no idea how to apply it or whether it will be effective.

Graphite spray for the ‘sticky’ rudder shafts and the wet proof spray to protect the electrical components and connections.

Is my thinking ‘overkill’ and are the products shown the appropriate ones for the job?
Cheers to all.

NPJ


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NPJ
jarvo
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Forum Posts: 550
17th Dec 2017 23:32  
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Dont use the grease, 3in1 oil or similar, not WD40, will be ok for the shafts, if oil dont work on the rudder then use the Graphite spray, but first try to find the cause of the binding, possibly, you have tightened the rudder horns to close to the rudder posts, just lift them a little to see if it loosens them

Mark


Etherow Model Boat Club
NPJ
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Forum Posts: 73
18th Dec 2017 13:47  
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You can always rely upon Jarvo................

Thanks for that Mark. Will follow your guidance.

Am I to read into the fact that you did not comment upon the attached as it was too 'way out' to consider?

I was thinking of all connections having a spray and exposed circuit boards.

All the best.

NPJ


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jarvo
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Forum Posts: 550
18th Dec 2017 20:54  
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To be honest, I have never heard of the stuff, hence no comment!!! I will only advise if i have used the item or product. Do you think you will need that? Possibly WD40 would work just to dispel any moisture, If you spray sealed the circuit boards it might make it difficult to alter the wiring etc, only a thought as i said i have never used the product

Mark


Etherow Model Boat Club
NPJ
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 73
20th Dec 2017 11:33  
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Thanks for that. I have picked up one or two references elsewhere that coating all connections made in wiring and servo connections is a good precaution. Also coating exposed circuit boards would benefit them. It is extremely unlikely that I would ever wish to make alterations to such boards, so if it does no harm and may be of benefit then I will have a go.

You were right on the rudder links Mark. Better now that I have given them some 'slack' so will just use 3 in 1.

All the best.

NPJ


NPJ