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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2001, 08:36 AM
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rusty, sticky leaf springs

I used spray grafite on my leaf spring and it seemed to help them slide along each other better, does anyone know of a better idea? I live in the snow/rust belt and have tried oil , but it just attracts crud. I have heard people using grease but with the same drawbacks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2001, 09:27 AM
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Re: rusty, sticky leaf springs

Teflon pads as well, Jeepskate did this with his. I'm also going to do this when it's back on all 4, and the *Turtle Shell* is back on it. Then again, with the weight, I may not need it.

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Re: rusty, sticky leaf springs

i may have used the same stuff, its call "Slick-Plate" and it got it at a heavy equipment place. you could also install your own teflon pads. what you need is some teflon, uhmw, etc. sheet and some 3M weatherstrip adhesive. cut the plastic into squares the same size as the width of your springs. undo the clamps that hold your spring packs together. i used an air-chisel to seperate the leaves, but a big chisel or screw-driver should work too. follow the directions fot the adhesive and put it and the plastic in at the tips of the springs. let the jeep sit over-night to ensure a complete cure of the adhesive. if you take your apring-packs completely a-part, i would "Slick-Plate" after gluing the teflon down. if you need a supplier for the teflon, try www.mcmaster.com do a search for part # 8752K211. hope this helps! matt

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