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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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oil/grease for edge zero

Hi

I used some product called red grease on my tremolo arm to make it loose (and I can fix it in position by tightening the nut on it).

The problem is that it started to wear down the finish on it, like it's attacking the black chrome or something. This happened in about a year...

In the manual it sais to use some kind of grease/oil on the tremolo, the question is what would be a good product that wouldn't attack the finish/metal?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 03:35 AM
 
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Re: oil/grease for edge zero

Chapstick. (no kidding)
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Re: oil/grease for edge zero

I'd probably find some sort of graphite-based lubricant. On my trems, I use Suzuki Super Grease C. Seriously, that's what it's called. I have a little can of it sitting around because it's what Suzuki recommends to grease the steering head bearings on the bike. I put little dabs of it on the knife edges and on the trem posts. If I were less lazy, I'd go get some graphite lubricant.
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Re: oil/grease for edge zero

i use silicone grease
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Chapstick. (no kidding)
Can I use something similar? We don't have chapstick brand in my contry.
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Re: oil/grease for edge zero

I use two type of greases called Molykote DX and Fomblin UT18 on the studs on all my floating trems. I have tried alot of different type of greases and chapstick but I found these much better for heavy steel to steel contact because it reduces the wear and it always stays where it should be for a longer time and it's more tolerant to different kind of fluids that your guitar can be exposed to.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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Re: oil/grease for edge zero

I use a product called "Big Bends Nut Sauce" on the studs and the arm. Works amazing and no issues with finish/metal.
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Is your finish powder cosmo? If so the lubricant probably has nothing to do with it. Powder cosmo is the biggest joke on the planet in terms of guitar hardware finish. It will wear off in a month from just the sweat and acid in your skin. If you're going with an inexpensive Ibanez (from Indonesia or China) always get black hardware if you're worried about aesthetics.
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Candle wax
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