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baby you can lube my cam
21Cmalaise
28/02/2005
5:59:07 PM
I have just washed and lubed my cams with silicone lube - first wash in a couple of years actually - this is ok isn't it, or should I just throw them out and become a sport climber?

Eduardo Slabofvic
28/02/2005
6:23:47 PM
You’ll still need to lube them if you become a sport climber, so that they go in easier when you shove them up your rear end.
clive
28/02/2005
7:46:15 PM
No don't throw them out. That's environmentally irresponsible, they could end up in a landfill. Send them to me, I'll take care of them for you.

cheesehead
28/02/2005
11:45:52 PM
I didn't know anyone actually bought and used that camlube stuff. Cool.

Paulie
28/02/2005
11:49:19 PM
I thought my 00 and 0 HBs were ruined after a saltwater episode at Point Perp, and neglected them for 5 odd years, then I re-lubed them this summer with a teflon based lube that I use on my bike (it is mixed with alcohol which then evaporates leaving the dry teflon as residue) and they are brilliant again!




cheesehead
28/02/2005
11:59:36 PM
Hey Pauly, On the second last pitch of Taxus, the cam I used for the belay was iced up, so it would only retract halfway.

Cam lube, apparent sport climbers cam usage or squeezing the lobes really hard were the knowledge on that one.
21Cmalaise
1/03/2005
12:56:01 PM
On 28/02/2005 cheesehead wrote:
>I didn't know anyone actually bought and used that camlube stuff. Cool.

I didn't buy it for my cams I bought it for my doors. 'Wynn's Silicone Lube'! There is a picture of a zipper and another of a hinge on the can. No pictures of cams or other climbing related accoutrements though. I just hope that the lube is not so good that my cam comes gliding effortlessly out of my next placement. Hmmmm, no picture of that on the can either.

LittleJames
1/03/2005
8:10:06 PM
On 1/03/2005 21Cmalaise wrote:
>On 28/02/2005 cheesehead wrote:
>>I didn't know anyone actually bought and used that camlube stuff. Cool.
>
>I didn't buy it for my cams I bought it for my doors. 'Wynn's Silicone
>Lube'! There is a picture of a zipper and another of a hinge on the can.
>No pictures of cams or other climbing related accoutrements though. I just
>hope that the lube is not so good that my cam comes gliding effortlessly
>out of my next placement. Hmmmm, no picture of that on the can either.

I know (I hope!) you were joking about the cam sliding out of a placement. However, just to check: isn't it the case that a well-lubed cam is actually less likely to slide out, i.e. because it grips more smoothly and steadily?

Hatman
1/03/2005
9:11:16 PM
All this talk of lube! We arn't in the thread with the canberan porn are we?

I got some metoluis cam lube works well,

Carefull of any petro based lubes as the eat nylon slings ect
21Cmalaise
2/03/2005
11:23:33 PM
On 1/03/2005 Hatman wrote:
>All this talk of lube! We arn't in the thread with the canberan porn are
>we?
>
>I got some metoluis cam lube works well,
>
>Carefull of any petro based lubes as the eat nylon slings ect

Yeah that was actually my main concern that it would silently eat the slings!!! And yeah I was joking about gliding out of placements - at least I hope so!!! I presume that silicone is ok for cams and will not destroy the slings, anyone know any different? I tried to get some metolius cam lube but paddy's and mountain designs had run out, actually paddy's didn't even have chalk, and bogong didn't even know it existed!!!!!!!! -the cam lube that is, not the chalk.

cheesehead
3/03/2005
12:58:11 AM
That is a pretty poor effort for some major gear stores.
I believe silicon should be fine.

Superstu
9/02/2009
9:18:20 AM
Dammit got a whole lot of WD40 over my nylon slings. (Cams were bundled up in what I thought was a clean rag and tossed into the climbing bag. Now realise it was a dirty rag used for wiping down stuff with WD40) Thought about replacing every bit of nylon in my rack, but then read the following....

"Specta Slings and WD40"
http://www.fishproducts.com/tech/webbing.html

Anybody have any comments / thoughts ??


gremlin
9/02/2009
9:47:00 AM
At least you didn't get battery acid on your harness like i did. Last time i ever help someone with a broken down car ever again, i swear... or maybe i should be more proactive and not wake up late and wear the same pair of filthy jeans the day afterward... You should have seen the look on my face when i got home, the jeans disintegrated around my legs and the realization of another $200 hit me... :O

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