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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2015, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lubing knife edges

I was going to lube my knife edges with chapstick, but I don't know where to put the chapstick. Do I put it on the post or directly on the knife edge?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2015, 09:33 PM
 
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Re: Lubing knife edges

Is the trem not returning to zero well? Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.
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Re: Lubing knife edges

I use a toothpick. Put a small dab on the v of the stud opposite of the knife edge. Then rotate stud counter-clockwise 180 degrees, then back clockwise 180 degrees and tighten back down. Good to go.
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Re: Lubing knife edges

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Is the trem not returning to zero well? Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.
that's not it. My Carvin had a Korean 1000 series put in it and it should have been a schaller Original. The bridge will be brand new, unopened so I was thinking that I need to lube it after I take the old bridge off and put the new one on. That's why I was asking.
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Got it taken care of, that bridge change was a pain in the butt...
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Re: Lubing knife edges

Nah, if it's working well, there's really no need.

I'd also use some sort of a dry PTFE lube if you're going to use anything - I'm a cyclist, so I have plenty of Pedro's Extra Dry lying around in case I ever DO need to lube my trem edges.

I haven't yet, though.
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