Polybush Grease

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Polybush Grease

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:23 am

Can anybody recommend a grease for use with polybushes.
Apparently, only a synthetic non-petroleum based waterproof grease is recommended.
I thought this might be suitable:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silkolene-PR ... d0ca179700

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Re: Polybush Grease

Post by stevemarl » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:25 am

I seem to remember that silicone grease was the recommended lube?

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Re: Polybush Grease

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:54 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:25 am
I seem to remember that silicone grease was the recommended lube?
Thanks Steve!
Do you think this looks OK?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carlube-SILI ... eab5eeb6a2

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Re: Polybush Grease

Post by stevemarl » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:03 pm

I would think so, I mean polyurethane`s not going to be affected by grease as rubber is, I guess it`s much to do with its water repellent, stay put qualities etc. Silicone is a very good water repellent & general purpose grease.

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Re: Polybush Grease

Post by Paul G » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:24 am

I just use red rubber grease.

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Re: Polybush Grease

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:17 pm

Paul G wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:24 am
I just use red rubber grease.
Thanks Paul.
I've got some of that knocking around, but I've also just ordered some of the silicone stuff.

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Re: Polybush Grease

Post by Paul G » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:24 pm

Are you having a big polybushing session on the Capri?

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Re: Polybush Grease

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:31 pm

Paul G wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:24 pm
Are you having a big polybushing session on the Capri?
Not quite Paul, it's already fully polybushed. I'm just doing a few bits and bobs at the back end and I'm taking the opportunity to reapply grease to the bushes.

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