[Healeys] Knock off grease

BJ8 Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Mon Nov 19 22:43:41 MST 2012

After thoroughly cleaning and degreasing the inside surface of the wheel hub
(outboard of the splines), I tried using silicone sealant to seal the spoke
heads.  But the grease turned the sealant into a sticky, messy jelly that
was very difficult to remove again.  I changed to 3M automotive body sealant
and that has worked fine for several years now.

Steve Byers
BJ8 Registry
Havelock, NC  USA

-----Original Message-----
From: healeys-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net]
On Behalf Of Bob Spidell
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 8:40 PM
To: Greg Lemon
Cc: healeys at autox.team.net; '" Just Brits " Shop'
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Knock off grease

re: "I went to the anti-sieze because it didn't tend to leach out onto the
spokes on long hot trips and make a mess like the grease did."

Trick I learned somewhere: Put a film of silicone RTV on the inside of the
hubs where the spokes are anchored--no more grease oozing out.

I've tried everything to get the grease out; no luck (esp. with anti-seize).


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