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Best substance for thread maintenance?

Discussion in 'ProVape' started by purelyscientific, Feb 25, 2014.

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  1. purelyscientific

    purelyscientific Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2012
    Hey peeps,

    The device I'm currently using is a V 2.5 provari. When I first got it the threads were perfectly smooth but after a month or so of constant use I've noticed that the threads aren't as 'fresh' as they were when I first bought it and it slightly squeaks when changing the battery.

    So, I was wondering what substances would be okay to use to re-lubricate the threads. Would any of the following suffice? If so, which one would be best;

    Petroleum jelly
    Baby Oil
    Coco butter
    Olive oil

    Thanks in advance!
  2. MorpheusPA

    MorpheusPA Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2012
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Noalox, probably. Plant (or animal) based oils will decay, baby oil is awfully thin for the task. I wouldn't have any objection to WD-40 or petroleum jelly, though.

    Thanks in advance!
  3. purelyscientific

    purelyscientific Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2012
    Thanks for the suggestion/input. Anyone else care to weigh in? :)
  4. spaceballsrules

    spaceballsrules Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 6, 2011
    Cary, NC
  5. purelyscientific

    purelyscientific Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2012
    Sorry, just to clarify I was talking about the threads on the bottom where the battery goes in. I replace the battery maybe once a day. I don't think I've ever took off my RBA from it yet.

    My dad just happened to have a giant bottle of noalox lying around in his shop. SCORE!
    Worked like a charm. Threads are buttery smooth now. Thanks! =)
  6. emg81

    emg81 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2014
    Southern Illinois
    I personally use fishing reel grease lol. Works great for my magneto lol

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  7. David Charles

    David Charles Full Member

    Lithium grease might work well.
  8. the_guy

    the_guy Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 31, 2014
    United States
    wd-40 will remove any gunk thats built up between the threads. If you spray some of that, use an old toothbrush to loosen up anything that is stuck, and then spray again. Wipe clean. You might also want to take a paper towel with wd-40 for the cartridge, just to clean any residuals. Then, best bet is to get a silicon spray (something to lubricate your garage door) and use a bit of that. It will also loosen any remaining dirt.

    Hope that helps.
  9. rcguy6869

    rcguy6869 Full Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    United States
    You can use a very small amount of anti-seize or even rub a little bar soap on the threads. Ivory works well and it's dry so it does not attract dirt. Just my 2 cents.

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