Slide wax/lubricant

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Scuderia, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Scuderia

    Scuderia Member

    Quick question. What is that white-ish liquid UPS uses on their slides/diverters to prevent jams, and make them slippery? And where can I get some?
     
  2. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    This isn't going to go well.
     
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Spray silicone. Hardware store or a car parts store. Also works very well on auto hinges and the bottoms of sleds.
     
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I mean it is probably astro glyde. Same stuff porn stars use.
     
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    White-ish liquid????? A load
     
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    KY with heat.
     
  7. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Cumming from a guy named brownmonster???:surprised:
     
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Most likely Lithium grease.
     
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    ^ Ha!!! he said cumming!!!

    I remember when I was a kid and we had a super tall metal sliding board on the playground at our elementary school and during the summer it would get slow. So one of the guys got spray silicone from his dads shed (to use on the shovel in the winter) and sprayed it on the slide. Boy did we haul ass down that slide that summer. Ha ha ha ha ha.
     
  10. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Something a kin to Armor All?
     
  11. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    If you boys would have been wearing pants, the silicone might not have been necessary.
     
  12. Scuderia

    Scuderia Member

    Jeez it's for my sister's kids second hand slide and play set I bought for them. They don't so much slide, but shimmy down the thing. But damn it doest take much to get you guys going. Lol!
     
  13. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Reminds me of the first time I climbed the rope in gym class.
     
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    That's what I'm talking about. Geesh!!!
     
  15. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Bingo,
    we have a winner,
    in actually answering the question asked.
    Lithium grease.
    Scuderia,
    you could get the same effect and durability, by just using using Crisco.
    Both are very similar, in composition and function, and both are white.
    :smart:
    When I was young and poor, I had to rebuild VW engines to be able to get to work.
    I used Crisco as the primary lubricant for pistons, rods bearings and all initial first starting wear points, because that was all I had, and could afford.
    Side note, my little 1968 VW Bug would do 70mph at half pedal, 105mph at safe top end.
    Scud, in the old days UPS just used basic wheel bearing grease to lubricate everything.

     
  16. Loufan

    Loufan New Member

    It smells like lemons.
     
  17. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    I thought they used gypsy tears.
     
  18. that must be the stuff clark griswold developed in christmas vacation.
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    KY wipes off better than vaseline.....so i hear.
     
  20. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    That was a cereal varnish.