Cub Cadet specifies Bostik medium grade never sieze

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I am reading a Cub Cadet serive manual and it specifies a Bostik medium grade never sieze product on the hex shaft. I have always used a heavy oil like 10w-40 and in some cases Fluid Film. Regardless of that. What is unique about this product? I would never use the anti sieize I know of on a hex shaft.. It is too thck and not appropriate for bearings or moving parts.
 

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Never figured out why engineers spec an anti seize product on parts that move. Just apply a good quality grease and call it a day. I know there many different types of anti seizing compounds and i have a few but i have never had any out perform plain old grease on moving parts. I used to slather nevr-seize on mower axles. Last few years i just clean them and coat them with waterproof grease and haven't had a stuck hub yet.
 

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That is my initial reaction. But to be fair and open minded I have never used or seen this product. IT is called Regular Grade not medium grade. My mistake.

I am curious about it. It claims to contain bearing grease. Can anyone with direct experience comment on how it performs on moving parts.?

 

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I am reading a Cub Cadet serive manual and it specifies a Bostik medium grade never sieze product on the hex shaft. I have always used a heavy oil like 10w-40 and in some cases Fluid Film. Regardless of that. What is unique about this product? I would never use the anti sieize I know of on a hex shaft.. It is too thck and not appropriate for bearings or moving parts.
I use Permatex Anti-seize compound. It looks like grey toothpaste. It puts a film on two or more parts that prevent them from seizing up. It has never created a mess I didn’t like.
 

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I use Permatex Anti-seize compound. It looks like grey toothpaste. It puts a film on two or more parts that prevent them from seizing up. It has never created a mess I didn’t like.
Yes, I am very familiar with the grey Permatex anti-sieze. I use that on screw threads. I just ended up using Fluid film. The fluid film is not as thick and will flow a little bit after applying it. If you know what a hex shaft is on a snow blower transmission you will understand why something as thick as Permatex anti-sieze would not be ideal. Thanks.
 

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Yes, I am very familiar with the grey Permatex anti-sieze. I use that on screw threads. I just ended up using Fluid film. The fluid film is not as thick and will flow a little bit after applying it. If you know what a hex shaft is on a snow blower transmission you will understand why something as thick as Permatex anti-sieze would not be ideal. Thanks.
About ten years ago I got a can of Fluid Film from DR Power. Your comment broadened my knowledge of it so I say thanks.
 

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About ten years ago I got a can of Fluid Film from DR Power. Your comment broadened my knowledge of it so I say thanks.
Fluid Film is an anti corosion spray on coating. What I used it for is not an ideal application but it will work ok for a while. Lots of good uses for it on vehicles and equipment if you live in a rust prone area.
 
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