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Offline rcongo

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Silicone Spray Lube on ice screws?
« on: February 28, 2014, 04:42:15 PM »
So my father in law was in town and keeping me from climbing a weekend or two ago but in his know-it-all wisdom he did teach me to use silicone spray lube on the chute of my snowblower to make it stick less and go farther...

Question:  Has anyone ever tried a silicone spray type lube on an ice screw?  I am wondering if it would make turning it in easier sometimes... I am guessing it will just make it easier to drop and not help with the actual mechanics. 

Anyways I found a leaver screw that someone bailed off of in elephants head gully a couple weeks back and I have been wondering to try it on that since I could care less about it.

Thoughts?

Ross

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Re: Silicone Spray Lube on ice screws?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 05:21:27 PM »
Sharp teeth are the best bet for easy turning, but I do give my screws a light lube at the end of every season before storing them... and occasionally mid-season... having the inside lubed can help the core'd ice fall right out when cleaning them...

Offline rcongo

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Re: Silicone Spray Lube on ice screws?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 07:06:00 PM »


Maybe silicone on the inside will help them clean easier when my wife forgets to push the snow out of the tube seconding and they freeze...  ;D

Offline ralbert20

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Re: Silicone Spray Lube on ice screws?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 08:19:32 PM »
I have used silicone in the past on my screws, and I can't really seem to tell any difference. It does seem to get all over everything though, so I didn't see any advantage...