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Worst things to use as Thermal Paste That Might Work

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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    anything you can think of. veg oil and toothpaste are invalid since they've already been brought up.

    Here's mine: hand lotion
     
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    damn -was going to say toothpaste soon as I read the thread title :roll:


    how's this:

    copper anti-seize compound
    silver anti-seize compound
    vegimite (works, we know - but damn must smell terrible cooking between copper and an IHS)
     
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    what is anti-sieze?
     
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    used to keep bolts from rusting together... some idiots put them on their lugnuts (BIG NO NO PEOPLE!!!)

    Umm K-Y jelly or astroglide
     
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    why is that?:laugh:
     
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    BenGay or Icyhot
     
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    antisieze does what it does... doesn't allow things to sieze... you need proper torque on your wheels... antisieze messes with the torque... lugnuts can and will back off, seen it happen many times. ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified techs should know better than to do that. :toast:

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    jb weld!

    epoxy!
    super glue!
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    I have several fleets of trucks that come into my shop. Many of them have anti-sieze on them. In my ten years of being in business not once has a wheel fallen off nor have I gotten any lug nuts to lose their tourqe. Everyone here is ASE certified including myself.
     
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    Ok well on your steering and suspension test was there not a question about studs and antisieze? cause there sure was on mine. There are teachers in OTC (ohio technical college) that tell students it's ok... in my knowledge and experience it's not a good idea... and trucks are usually hammered on... I know many techs that will run a nut down on a truck and keep going till the socket stops turning. But if you put a wheel on say a toyota 76 ft lbs of torque, don't run it down with a gun and set it with a torque wrench, there's at least a 10% chance of that wheel coming off. Again not that it WILL do, but that it CAN.
     
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    I understand completely. Most of the trucks coming through here use 140+ foot pounds, plus the reason anti sieze is used is due to the insane amount of salt that gets dumped on the roads here in winter. These trucks are on the road everyday and even after two years the undercarriage can look like a vat of acid was dumped on it from the salt eating away at it. The key to putting anti-sieze on lug bolts is (like thermal paste) not to use too much. Just enough to keep things from oxidizing and falling apart. I have seen a couple lugs fall off (not anti-sieze related), but I've seen far more nuts and bolts fail from rust.:)

    Lol, my favorite so far. Very to the point. :D
     
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    Googled, so would this actually work? It sounds like it could be used as a lubricant, but it's a strong Oxidizer.

    No google necessary :D
     
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    Gun powder or thermite. Make sure you crank the volts to 1.5v+ :laugh:
     
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    It would be a terrible idea since it conducts electricity and is a poor thermal conductor.
     
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