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Old 04-29-2019, 03:23 AM
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Dang, can't have a string of smileys without some text...and they've gotta be after the text too...

So, does that mean that if it is that way it is proper texting Editkit?
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:48 AM
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I found out that Starrett uses Vaseline petroleum grease on new gauge blocks they sell in sets. So I started using it on my "lab" set for long term storage. Works great on other precision tools in protecting fine finishes from rust too!
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:26 AM
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I've been using Vaseline on car battery terminals since I was a teenager and never had a problem with corrosion or anything else for that matter. I'm a little older than that, now.
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I never thought of using it on battery terminals I've used the red spray that only seems to work for an extremely short time if it even works at all
"The Red Terminal Spray" that is.
I use anti-seize on battery terminals with good results.

Vaseline, is a barrier to water and oxygen and that is why is works to aid in
corrosion prevention. However, I would not rely on it too much as it does
not have any anti-corrosive chemistry in it. So just a word of caution, don't
expect too much out of it.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:28 AM
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I found out that Starrett uses Vaseline petroleum grease on new gauge blocks they sell in sets. So I started using it on my "lab" set for long term storage. Works great on other precision tools in protecting fine finishes from rust too!
No they don't. It has petroleum jelly in it but is it not just straight petroleum jelly.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:51 PM
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No they don't. It has petroleum jelly in it but is it not just straight petroleum jelly.
Hey, it's working for me! It's a little messy cleaning up before use. Haven't had any issues with rust either.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:57 PM
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I have used it twice for squeaking bathroom fans.
(Different baths)
It was handy and has worked for years.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:07 AM
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I have used it twice for squeaking bathroom fans.
(Different baths)
It was handy and has worked for years.
That reminds me, I used it on a ceiling fan that was squeaking. It has a slight wobble to the oscillation and the plastic ball thats in there made noise.

About once a year I would shoot it with Tri-Flon, I use the spray on some of my guns and it works ok.
Last year I happened to be doing something and I had the jar of Vasoline in my hand when I heard the fan making noise.
After it spun down I pushed it as far as it would go one way on the ball and dabbed a little Vasoline on it. Its early in the year to know if it works long term but the fan isnt sqweeky now...
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Old 04-30-2019, 04:10 AM
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I’m waiting for someone to compare it with KY Jelly.
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:00 AM
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Seals, O rings, also wheel cylinders, know of the battery terminal thing. But found over the years, many, that tight terminals keep the corrosion at bay.

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Old 04-30-2019, 09:31 AM
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I’m waiting for someone to compare it with KY Jelly.
I am sure a kiwi will be along shortly.
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