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Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts

To: Brad Kahler <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:50:40 -0600
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On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 8:49 AM, Brad Kahler <> wrote:
> Another aspect of my 4-post lift is the effort required to push the
> platforms sideways when changing from one vehicle width to another.  The
> platforms are HEAVY and don't slide all that well and tend to bind when
> pushing on then ends.  I've been wondering it would help if I added some
> thin adhesive backed UHMW strips across the beams and on the underside of
> the platforms.  Would the UHMW strips last and would they help in getting
> the platforms to slide easier?

I would try slip plate first.  It's a graphite lubricant, designed for
sliding surfaces.  Doesn't attract muck like greases do, and stays in
place pretty well.  You can get it in a spray can, or as a brush on.

David Scheidt

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