lubing up yer ram

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  1. sewerman

    sewerman New Member

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    I have gone the gambit looking for a lube that would go for the long haul.

    I tried synthetic oil but it seemed to dissipate or migrate from where I had applied it.

    Finally I considered using moly based grease. I happened to think about the Honda moly 60 paste which I have used on final drives on motorcycles. Reputably this Honda 60 pastes has more molybdenum then any other lube/grease on the market, 60% moly hence the name.

    Since applying this product to my press ram I have felt a considerable smoothness.
    I still lube the pivots with synthetic oil where the application of this product is impossible but it sure has made a different with the smoothness of the ram!

    Should be available at any motorcycle dealer, From what I have read this lube is the standard across the board for final drive units by every manufacturer.

    hope this helps,
    sewerman
  2. FTK87

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    I like spray lubes, they don't stay on as long as a grease, but they are easy to apply without getting messy.
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    Im with FTK, I just clean and lube mine with rem oil each time I use it. Grease is great but attracts dirt and grime. I am gonna use that moly grease for metal to metal parts in your firearm though.
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    I tried the Rem oil thing.... got tired of the drips, & having to wipe it off to re-oil all the time.

    I tried Reese; high pressure, teflon hitch grease, but like JLA said; grease attracts dust, dirt, dog hair & powder. :mad:

    I finally would up using Kawasaki chain lube. It sprays on w/ a thick, foaming action & is designed to penetrate into where the O-rings sit, on the inside of the motorcycle chain. The can uses a flexible, plastic tube for the applicator (like WD-40), so you can get it in, under, & around anywhere that might need it.

    Once it spreads out, it's thin like oil, & sticky..... so it stays put & doesn't migrate or drip. It doesn't sling off a motorcycle chain doing 180mph so I figured it would be good enough for the green machine. ;)

    It works for me..... :rolleyes:

    SR :D
  7. jdon72

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    I use a dry lube...
  8. JLA

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    I tried powdered graphite. It worked ok but was too expensive to buy and have to reapply as often as it needed...
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    Have presses gotten that crappy lately? My Rockchucker is over 30 years old. I've got a can of spray silicone sitting on the shelf, where it has been sitting since '96. In that fourteen years, I think I have lubed my ram, maybe, five times.

    Y'all really have to lube yours constantly, like this thread seems to be sayin'?
  10. sewerman

    sewerman New Member

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    thanks for sharing the tips.

    as the ol' chief says...no lube is better then none!

    sewerman
  11. JLA

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    Yup, I got a LEE single stage that has assembled prolly 50,000 cartridges and the ram and linkage are a bit wobbly. it still works just fine but requires lube so it dont squeak...
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    what are you doing here in ammo and reloading anyway mikey. Dont you shoot disposable firearms with disposable ammo??? :ducking: :D
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