On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 23:15:49 GMT, "Joseph Meehan"
:Dan Musicant wrote:
:> I'm repairing a wooden table that lives outdoors on a concrete patio.
:> It's going to get a facelift with fiberglass on top (and paint) and
:> I'm making new legs for it, the bottoms of which are 2x4s.
:> This time, though, I've decided to put casters on it so I don't have
:> to drag it when I want to move it. I just picked up some ~2.5 inch
:> casters, which attach by a small plate. Other than the black rubber
:> wheels, these casters are all steel, and have steel ball-bearings.
:> They are going to get exposed to wet conditions and I'm wondering
:> what I can do to prevent them from becoming unusably rusty.
:> The guy I bought them from said that grease would become like glue
:> under these conditions and he just didn't know what to do. Maybe 30
:> weight motor oil.
: I sure don't know why it would become like glue.
: Spud is right. Stop at the boat shop and get some weelbearing grease
:made for boat trailers.
Didn't know it existed. Found a site that's selling it (see below). I
live where they have boat shops and I'll go into one and pick some up.
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Lubrimatic Marine Corrosion and Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease - 10 Case
This is for a full case of Lubrimatic wheel bearing grease. Ten 14 oz.
cartridges per case. This comes out to be $1.50 per grease cartridge,
which CAN'T BE BEAT!
A sophisticated lubricant developed for use in sever operating
conditions caused by salt water, salt air, and/or atmospheric chemicals.
Outstanding mechanical stability. Unsurpassed water resistance. Superior
rust and corrosion prevention
Recommended for corrosive marine applications, boat trailer wheel
bearings, or any wheel bearings subject to rust/corrosion including disc
brake wheel bearings.
Resists salt air & water
Many marine applications
Excellent for water pumps
:> I'm wondering if I can just put bicycle waterproof bearing grease in
:> the ball-bearings. Will that gum up when exposed to wet weather and
:> I'm planning on putting skirts around the bottoms of the 2x4's to
:> keep the direct rain off the bearings. Maybe I should spray paint the
:> steel, don't know. Suggestions appreciated.