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    Judy Butter = grease?

    I know, I know, silly question...

    Instructions for my new Eggbeaters say to grease the threads before putting them on. Will Judy Butter do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanshananigan
    I know, I know, silly question...

    Instructions for my new Eggbeaters say to grease the threads before putting them on. Will Judy Butter do?
    Better than nothing. Actually, for threads, it ought to do the job. I'd prefer a dab of anti-sieze compound, however. Better staying power.
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    Thanks Nate! Any recommendation for an anti-sieze compond?
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    I use the Permatex stuff from the auto parts store. It's maybe five bucks for a tube that will last you forever for anything with threads on it.
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    Thanks again!

    For others who may be reading, Park Tool has their own ASC-1 Anti Seize Compound for about $7-8. They recommend it for aluminum and titanium surfaces, like bottom bracket and pedal threads. They add that "grease can be used in place of anti-seize, but anti-seize is more durable and provides better lubrication during tightening."

    The MSDS for the ASC-1 says that it contains aluminum, graphite, and petroleum oil. Beyond Bikes sells Loctite's Heavy Duty anti-seize, which is non-metallic. Since there are numerous anti-seize products out there for various purposes, it seems that an aluminum or non-metal anti-seize compond would be a safe bet for (aluminum or titanium) pedals. You can also get Ti anti-seize compound, if you have Ti-on-Ti surfaces.

    This webpage offers some definitions for threadlockers, anti-seize compound, etc: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/fix/?id=torque
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