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Cable maintenance.

So what do you use to lube your cables ?
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No machines with cables but probably any cable lubricant such as Blaster.

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Sounds good, I'll give it a try. Should work till I find something better. Thanks.
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I use the NAPA chain and cable lube (blue spray can).
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Thanks oneacer, I will be checking into that.
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I use a cable oiler like this, purchased at Harbor Freight. Works with your choice of aerosol lubricants.







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Hey, that's a pretty cool tool! Can't find it on HF, but I did come across some discussion that sounded like maybe they stopped selling it.

I found this one on Amazon, I'm sure there are plenty more too.



If it were me, I'd also be interested in trying to seal up the ends of the cable housing. If water gets in and freezes, you're going to have trouble, even if the oil prevents rust. I think I've seen little rubber pieces with holes, to help cover the end of the housing. I wonder about wrapping the end of it with Teflon tape. It would help seal that gap, but wouldn't be sticky, unlike using something like a strip of rubber.

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I use a cable oiler like this, purchased at Harbor Freight. Works with your choice of aerosol lubricants.

Thanks Grunt, I was just there too. Dog gone it. I'll be picking one up




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I was just there too. Dog gone it. I'll be picking one up

RedOctobyr said he couldn't find it in their catalog, so I looked also and it appears to be discontinued. I've probably had it for 7-8 years and cost about $5. Luckily they are available through other sources and do work well.

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Thanks Grunt, appreciate it. I will track one down. Looks like the way to go.

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