| Visit Our Catalog at SteelGuitarShopper.com |

Post new topic Lubricating Tuners
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  Lubricating Tuners
Philipp Zurcher

Post  Posted 30 Dec 2017 1:48 pm    
Reply with quote

About a year ago, I lubricated those tuners on my 1958 Fender Deluxe 8 as suggested by StewMac:

I cleaned out the tuners with naphtha and put in that petroleum jelly.
OK, but somehow it didn't feel right. Tuning was still a pain, some tuners didn't behave the way I was used to from modern guitars. "These are the troubles that come with old age", I was thinking.
But one day a friend of mine who is into car mechanics told me that petroleum jelly wasn't really an efficient lubricant and he suggested I used that teflon grease:

So I did the whole thing again, but this time using the teflon stuff.
The results are just PHENOMENAL!!!

I am now able to tune my 60 year old guitar much, much more accurately than many of my modern day instruments with so-called maintenance-free parts.

Just wanted to share this before the year 2017 is done.

Happy 2018 everyone!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
G Strout

Carabelle, Florida
Post  Posted 3 Jan 2018 9:53 pm    
Reply with quote

I have used this product with FANTASTIC results. My old Rick and a few others now tune easily. You may want to post this in Steel Without Pedals. I am sure that many would be helped by having knowledge of this product. I got mine at the bicycle shop!Very Happy
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Steven Cummings

Post  Posted 12 Jan 2018 10:34 am    
Reply with quote

This sounds good, think I'll give it a go.

Thanks for posting this!
Lookin' on the sunny side....
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Michael Butler

California, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jan 2018 12:18 pm    
Reply with quote

i use a graphite lubricant which is considered the slickest of all. works quite well. same as the "lead" in a pencil. remember pencils?ha!

play music!
please see my Snakeskin's Virtual Music Museum below.

View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  
Please review our Forum Rules and Policies
Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction, and steel guitar accessories

Steel Guitar Music
Instrumental steel guitar CDs for your permanent collection

BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles for Band-in-a-Box
by Jim Baron

The Steel Guitar Forum
148 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Support This Forum