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    EchoSierraTwo
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    Default Question on Lube for the threads...

    I am always switching between the 123 clicky to the 2AA clicky and sometimes the 1AA FATboy twisty. I am begining to notice (what i am assuming is alum build up) on the threads of all three accessories. Question is what is the best lubrication to use on them, Silicone, etc.?

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    Default Re: Question on Lube for the threads...

    You're going to get at least a dozen different answers. Do as you wish, however I've been using Radio General Purpose lube for over 2-years now. I'm still on the same tube. It around $5.00 per tube and will last forever. I use it on the thread and o-rings of every light I own.

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    Thanks t_i_n. Anyone else?

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    Default Re: Question on Lube for the threads...

    I use the RS Lube as well. Works just fine.

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    Another RatShack lube user. I looked for spark plug lubricant for awhile, but was not successsful at the auto parts stores, then that $5 coupon came up at RS. Using it with no problem since. One tube lasts forever, as TIN sez.

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    Default Re: Question on Lube for the threads...

    Same thing - I've seen a bunch of different answers, but I've been using the RS lube for about a year and a half, no problems on a variety of lights.

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    I got some silicone grease (among other things) from Circuit Specialists and a free DMM to boot! It's not a Fluke or anything, but it seems to get the job done. If you can find $40 of stuff you need besides the silicone grease, you may consider this place. They do have a ton of stuff.

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    I have been using white lithium grease. Works great.

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    I use pure silicone grease, those type used for aquatic stuff...

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    Thanks everyone. I have enought info now to make a choice.

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    Default Re: Question on Lube for the threads...

    As everyone has said ordinary silicone grease works fine.
    I managed to get hold of some Nye 759g for the threads and some 779zc for the O rings. Even using this you will still get some black oxidation.

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    Default Re: Question on Lube for the threads...

    RS lube is perfectly fine.

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