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Old 01-28-2015, 08:21 PM   #21
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I have a tub of the Spartan grease from when we owned our sailboat (bought at RC's suggestion - the guy behind Compass). I either got it from Hamilton Marine or direct from Spartan, I just can't recall.

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Old 02-10-2015, 08:19 AM   #22
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Ounce the seacocks and other brass fittings are all cleaned and polished, is there anything we can put on them to help keep them that way. I am currently removing and servicing all my seacocks and strainers.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:11 AM   #23
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Greetings,
Mr. L. "...cleaned and polished..."? You guys have WAY too much time on your hands...A light coating of oil/grease on the outside should keep that "shine" but might I suggest you leave the outside clean and grease free? Any eventual leakage will probably cause visible verdigris (that green coating) and will be an indication of need for servicing.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:09 AM   #24
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Do you want to keep them shiny, or green free? I use CorrosionX on my bronze thru hulls and it eliminates the green stuff. Shiny? not so much. I assume that any of the anticorrosion sprays would work as well.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:43 AM   #25
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In engine compartment, twice per year I liberally spray working and mechanical portions having moving features and/or bolts/threads with:

B’Laster – lube and penetrating liquids: http://blastercorp.com/Blaster-All-Purpose-Lubricant.html / http://www.blastercorporation.com/

That includes sea cocks, engine mounts and other working or bolted items.

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Old 02-10-2015, 01:01 PM   #26
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Thanks guys...It is not that I have too much time on my hands, but I just purchased a 79 Prairie 36 and have it sitting in my back yard. I plan to completely repaint the exterior as someone pained it with a bucket of s#@T and a pine top...It is all peeling off...The good part is, it sand off pretty easy. All the old cork gaskets in the raw water strainers were history, and some of the seacock would not move. I want to get all these in good shape before painting the bottom. (some repaired some replaced) New hoses to follow, I believe some have been there since 79. Getting it ready to cruise for a few years.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:05 PM   #27
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I would be careful just spraying just anything liberally in my bilge....some penetrating fluids could possibly cause the early demise of some non metallic seals, etc....
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:13 PM   #28
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I would be careful just spraying just anything liberally in my bilge....some penetrating fluids could possibly cause the early demise of some non metallic seals, etc....
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I've kept my eye on that factor. "So far"... never noticed deterioration from lubrication on material portions where I spray. Think the materials are probably pretty high quality.
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