Posted by: llkoolk on Oct-11-06 11:36 AM (EST)
Contrary to what you may have seen in any e-mails lately, I would not recommend using WD-40 for any long term storage of any moving parts, such as tiller mechanisms. WD-40, while a great product, turns to varnish if it's allowed to sit and dry for any length of time. If you insist on using WD-40 I'd recommend spraying it on, and carefully wiping off any excess prior to laying up your gear for the season. That may prevent any nasty surprises next season. Greases tend to catch dust and grit that may be in the environment as well. I prefer CRC Heavy Duty Silicone, available at most hardware and automotive supply stores. It's a multi-use silicone lubricant that, so far in my experience, is safe for use on just about everything, including electrical wiring.
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Posted by: old_user on Feb-16-08 1:00 AM (EST)
Can't argue silicon for most applications...sometimes,however, reaching into areas requires a spray. Corrision Block is good stuff, too...float plane pilots use it to keep rudders and cables working in salt water environment.