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    Re: SEAPLANE TENDER STAND ADDITION
    Re - Has anyone tried
    petroleum jelly
    (vasoline) ?. It's only for external use Martin !!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰ JB
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
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    Re: SEAPLANE TENDER STAND ADDITION
    "Has anyone tried
    petroleum jelly
    (Vasoline) ?" Have never tried it Martin, never even considered it! Metal to metal is not quite what it was developed for, and I strongly suspect that it's melting point is far too low and it would rapidly exit stage astern!๐Ÿค” BTW: Whatever grease / oil you use injection under pressure from a syringe is always recommendable. ๐Ÿ‘ As mentioned above; if fitting ball races or roller bearings injection / filling with grease under pressure BEFORE fitting is also highly recommendable. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž PS Apropos Teflon grease: If it's good enough for the Teflon President (DJT) then it's good enough for my boats!๐Ÿ˜
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Re: SEAPLANE TENDER STAND ADDITION
    Hi Guys, Has anyone tried
    petroleum jelly
    (vasoline) ? I have heard some years ago now of someone forcing it in a tube with a syringe. Martin555.
    5 months ago by Martin555
    Response
    Deck Hardware Painted!
    I recently bought these switches for only 13p. Gone up since I bought them. Excellent little switches for low voltage/amperage applications.Regards using grease in switches. The basic idea is sound but not the use of grease.The stuff to use is
    petroleum jelly
    ,i.e. VASELINE. The best way to apply it is to melt it and either dip the switch into the liquid or use something like the applicator straw from a WD 40 can or a fine tipped brush to run the liquid into the gap & round the gap while sliding the switch to and throw.๐Ÿค” Vaseline does not obstruct electricity but grease can which is why Vaseline is used on battery terminals and not grease.The best way to do it is apply it to the terminal before putting on the cable terminal then smear some over the outside and tighten Sorry to digress but I believe in the correct info where I can.๐Ÿ‘
    2 years ago by onetenor
    Response
    Jet Sprint Boat
    Hi Dave Unfortunately the silicone system did not work so I reverted to what I normally do and that is casting plaster and it has worked out nicely After I finished the mould I painted the plaster with etching quick drying paint and then coated it with
    petroleum jelly
    as a release agent The top popped out of the mould beautifully I have found a rubber bumper strip to use on the joint so should look pretty realistic Cheers
    3 years ago by Rod
    Forum
    Aerokits Fast Patrol Launch stern cover
    Hi Jon Here's an idea, you could put a thin coat of
    petroleum jelly
    or marine model grease on the cover's underside. about 1/4" around the covers underside. This would help keep any water out that might splash onto the cover. This might help until you have the chance to dry it. ED
    3 years ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    RNLI Severn - help please!
    Usual despair story I'm afraid, bought one of these for the great grandson who at 5 is mad about it, but of course one of the motors has seized due to water ingress despite spreading
    petroleum jelly
    around the pod joints before use and drying etc afterwards. I was offered a refund but declined because it's no longer available and the aforementioned lad is so attached to it. I've read how lots of folks have modified these with more conventional inboard drives etc and I'd like to do something like that here but the problem is my hands which no longer allow me to do any modelling or delicate work, even writing is a problem. If possible I'd like to find someone in the Southampton/Portsmouth/Winchester/Chichester (England) area who could help, if possible I'd like to retain the current RC set up if possible and I'm not after a scale speed craft, a couple of small brush type motors, shafts etc in the current hull space would be fine and of course I'd recompense for time etc. Can anyone out there help please?
    3 years ago by brubaker


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