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

To: David Scheidt <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts
From: Brad Kahler <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:51:45 -0500
Cc: Shop Talk List <>
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I'm not sure that slip plate would be appropriate for my situation.  I need
to be able to sit and/or stand on the cross beams where the slip plate
would be applied.   I have a feeling things might get a little messy in my
shop using that product!


On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 8:50 PM, David Scheidt <> wrote:

> 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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