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Thread: Why Tri-flow?

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    I just had an idea. I'll have to do the searching tomorrow but ... ever since I started using Tri-Flow grease it's reminded me of something. It just dawned on me what. Years ago Ford produced a synthetic grease for use on radio antennas and other things. My memory says it looks and feels like Tri-Flow grease. Somewhere I have two tubes of that stuff. I'll find them and compare them. If they are similar I'll post the Ford part #. It might still be available.

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    Hey that would be great! We have a family member who works for Ford so that would be a really easy fix.
    Thanks Joe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Hey that would be great! We have a family member who works for Ford so that would be a really easy fix.
    Thanks Joe!
    Well, here is the Ford Silicone Lubricant, COAZ-19553-A.

    It's consistency is very similar to Tri-Flow grease, but I don't know just how similar it really is.
    The box doesn't say anything about gears or mechanical uses, it just says:
    "Ford Silicone Lubricant lubricates and helps prolong the life of rubber parts.

    Helps to eliminate squeaks and helps prevent freezine and sticking of rubber weatherstripping on hoods, trunk lids, doors and windows.

    Helps keep battery terminals and case clean-minimizes corrosion, prolongs battery life.

    Effective from - 40 to 400 F."

    Joe

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    Hah! I wonder if they still make it, because it sounds like what they should have used on my windows when I told them I couldn't get into the car in the winter!

    Short drop glass and freeze and thaw (or more accurately thaw then freeze.) is actually not a good combination. I just got blank looks.

    I will ask the BIL next time I see him.

    Thanks Joe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Hah! I wonder if they still make it, because it sounds like what they should have used on my windows when I told them I couldn't get into the car in the winter!
    They'd probably just remind you that it's only good to 40 below (which is handy as that's the same temp up there as down here!) so it wouldn't have helped

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    LOL! Good Point!

    Uhm,... I mean... HEY!! That's not true like 350 days of the year!
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    Last winder the weather stripping on my Pathfinder froze to the body. What a PITA. I had forgot I had this stuff. Before it gets really cold and wet I need to clean the vehicle and put a coat of this stuff on it. Might as well use it.

    Joe

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    Good idea! On the mustang, it has the short drop glass I mentioned. It's actually the best winter car I've ever had, believe it or not. The only problem I have with it in the winter is the 1/3" the glass needs to drop in order to get the door open. If it was parked in the sun, or the interior was warm when I parked it, and snow landed on it and melted. If I was gone a couple of hours or so, it will have frozen by the time I get back that seam where the glass rolls down. Then it's like one solid piece. Ugh.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    I miss the drip rails the old cars and trucks used to have. These new aerodynamic things are more trouble than they're worth.

    Joe

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    Helpful thread indeed, all the above participants perform well...

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