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Lower vent lube
« on: October 18, 2019, 10:17:56 PM »

Hello all, is thete a fix for sticky lower vents?
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Re: Lower vent lube
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 10:37:41 PM »

x2  mine are a PITA to open
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Re: Lower vent lube
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 02:02:14 PM »

I assume you are talking about the lower vents on your upper fairing and not the vents in your lowers, but either way, Boeshield T-9 works really well. But be sure that from time to time you open and close those vents to keep em moving and working as designed.
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Re: Lower vent lube
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 05:33:38 PM »

If your talking about the doors in the fairing lowers, you have to open them up to lube the pivot points. Mine are still not what you would call easy to open but way better than they came.
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Re: Lower vent lube
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 06:08:36 PM »

If your talking about the doors in the fairing lowers, you have to open them up to lube the pivot points. Mine are still not what you would call easy to open but way better than they came.
Yes, i have some left over dot 5 i put in a small spray bottle and follow up on pivot points with Sil-Glyde.
Works better than before
Like the comment open and close more often.
Time will tell.
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Re: Lower vent lube
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2019, 08:36:00 PM »

DOT 5? You are using Brake Fluid as lube? In a earlier life the company I worked for made numerous brake fluids, inc DOT 5. Personally I would use a normal lubricating fluid instead of brake fluid, but to each his own.
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Re: Lower vent lube
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2019, 07:24:25 PM »

CRC Knock'er Loose Penetrating Solvent.
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Re: Lower vent lube
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 08:31:57 PM »

I can tell you Dog slobber is very slippery, more so when wet. I can bottle some up if you want, as my dog is getting older he doesn't seem to care about the slobber strings hanging down from his lips.
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Re: Lower vent lube
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2019, 11:49:45 AM »

don't think I'd be putting brake fluid on anything around painted objects, & especially with spray bottle. jmho
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Re: Lower vent lube
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2019, 01:26:48 PM »

Dot 5 is silicone based.

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Re: Lower vent lube
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2019, 02:31:12 PM »


Never thought of using DOT 5 silicone brake fluid to lubricate plastic parts, but now that you've mentioned it and the more I think about it, it's not a bad idea.  DOT 5 is designed to work with rubber and plastic parts in braking systems.

One note from experience, if you're inclined to just hit your plastic pieces with silicone spray be careful.  Some sprays on the market these days tend to attack certain plastics and they become sticky, not slippery.  Never had that problem many years ago, before many of the products sold in this country were sourced to China.

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