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Old 03-28-2018, 05:24 PM   #1
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What lubricant should I use on the paddle. I do not have a kit I just want to clean up this thing.
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:40 PM   #2
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Bad spelling day. Vacuum. After cleaning the original lube/grease what should I use.
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I use 3 in 1, or sewing machine oil.
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Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:53 PM   #5
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Vaseline
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Vaseline is my suggestion as well.
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Vaseline also.
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:21 AM   #8
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I use 3 in 1, or sewing machine oil.
Iíve been told 3 in 1 oil will gum up a sewing machine, sewing machine oil only!
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:01 AM   #9
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How do you use vaseline inside the wiper?
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:43 AM   #10
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Curtis, you need to take the motor body apart, clean all the old grease and gunk out and off of everything, then wipe a good film of vaseline on the paddles as well as both sides of the lower half where the paddles contact the body as they rotate back and forth.
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I use ATF for my sewing machines, and I'd use the same for my wiper motors.
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:29 PM   #12
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Cleaned everything. I did not replace the paddle seal as it is still in good condition. I thought about ATF, Brake fluid etc. but decided not to go with those because of settling. I used white lithium sparingly and the motor works great. I have to keep in mind what certain lubricants will do in cold weather.
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:44 PM   #13
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Couldn't find the Vaseline? I guess the stuff you used will be ok.
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:52 PM   #14
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I don't think Vaseline would work well in cold weather.
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White lithium will separate and dry out. I quit using it 20 years ago when I discovered this, and have used Mystik JT-6 High Temp red grease since that time. ATF will still be my lube for all my Studebaker vacuum wipers, as it will stay thin in cold weather.


Cold weather is never a problem though, because then road salt keeps all my good cars put away for 6 months.
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:55 PM   #16
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sheesh... now you tell me.
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Don't worry, your fix may outlive you!
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J Franklin......That's funny, Wait that's not funny.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:21 PM   #19
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J Franklin......That's funny, Wait that's not funny.
Now you are sounding like my wife!

BTW I have heard the best way to keep the vacuume wiper working is to use it periodically. like when washing the car or?
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