How to Use White Lithium Grease

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There are a variety of lubricants available for automotive, home, marine and shop usage, but none quite as good or versatile as white lithium grease. When it creaks, sticks, jams or rubs chances are white lithium grease can solve the problem. It's easy to use, safe on any kind of metal and long lasting; it doesn't splatter, melt, run, wash off or freeze. To reduce friction and protect against rust, use white lithium grease.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose white lithium grease when there's metal on metal contact. Purchase white lithium grease from a hardware store. There are numerous brands, most available in aerosol cans that are easy to use.

  2. 2

    Move the part(s) so you have easy access. Remove mechanical parts to get good contact as you apply the lithium grease.

  3. 3

    Spray the white lithium grease where needed (anywhere metal might come in contact with other metal). Watch it infiltrate small crevices and fill small spots.

  4. 4

    Let the grease dry. Once dry it provides excellent lubrication and protection.

  5. 5

    Replace the parts and enjoy the long lasting nature of white lithium grease. Wash your hands with a degreasing product after using.

Tips and warnings

  • Use in a well ventilated area. Since white lithium grease is usually packaged in an aerosol can, you must be careful not to inhale the fumes.
  • Keep out of eyes. Flush with plenty of water and seek medical attention if necessary.

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