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    Oil? Graphite? ? Wax?

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    Default Re: What do you use to lube your tuners?

    Wait. You're supposed to lube your tuners?
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    triflow lubricant, used sparingly
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    I use dr ducks axe wax, which is refined mineral oil.
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    The late Paul Hostetter has an excellent page on maintaining and reviving tuners. Take a look at it for his answer to your question.
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    Phil Wood Tenatious Oil for bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    The late Paul Hostetter has an excellent page on maintaining and reviving tuners. Take a look at it for his answer to your question.
    As soon as I saw this thread I thought of Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagger Gordon View Post
    As soon as I saw this thread I thought of Paul.
    Me too.
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    I occasionally use a bit of high quality synthetic key oil marketed for woodwind and brass instruments. It has a needle applicator so I can get it exactly where it needs to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Me too.
    Me three.

    Per his advice, I use a dab of Tri-Flow.

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    Triflow, if they need it.

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    Thanks for the link.
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    Tri-Flow
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    Never lubed them ! Always worked perfectly !
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    add my vote for Tri-Flow. a little dab'l do ya!

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    I've never used a lubricant. Both the original Schaller and replacement Waverly tuners on my mandolin and OM work fine without it.

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    Default Re: What do you use to lube your tuners?

    the folks at StewMac told me that Waverly Tuners (which they make and sell) should NEVER be lubricated.

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    Been playing for 50 years and never lubricated any tuners. Maybe I should have but I wouldn't worry about it. Small squirt with WD40 shouldnt do any harm once a year I dare say.

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    Super Lube from Ace Hardward. NFI

    https://www.acehardware.com/departme...sIzg&gclsrc=ds

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    Default Re: What do you use to lube your tuners?

    Lubing tuners??? Isn't lubrication for things that move lots. A tuner seldom moves 1 revolution., and slowly at that. Keeping them clean is most likely all you need to do. If you want to, every several years, clean the inside of the bushings. Most things that lube also attract dust to stick to the lube. But then maybe I don't have enough lubrication in me to accurately say, or too much??
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    Tri-Flow
    is another favorite of bicyclists.

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    The tuners were tight on my epiphone. A little tiny bit of 3 in 1 applied with. A cotton bud freed them. They seem to have not attracted dirt. And I won’t do it till they tighten up again. 8
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    Default Re: What do you use to lube your tuners?

    Quote Originally Posted by HighLonesomeF5 View Post
    Oil? Graphite? ? Wax?
    Extra virgin olive oil.

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