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    Grease Gun and Grease Recommendations Please

    Are they all pretty much the same, or did any of you find one you really like? I guess the smaller, the better for me. I donít mind changing tubes. Itís only for my bikes and my pickups for now. I bought a cheap one years ago for my FJ40 and it was garbage. Can I use the same grease for swingarm bearings and pickup ball joints, etc? Id appreciate a where to buy link, if you have one. Thanks and cheers
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    Get a marine grease.. Doubt your pickup and FJ40 goes though as much water as the TW. this is JMHO.
    On the cartage is states Marine waterproof for boat trailers.
    Now if grease can be used on a boat trailer, those wheels spinning rotating faster than anything u have, unless your trying to break the sound barrier.

    Just go to an auto parts house and get it.
    All i can say is what i use, dont have any to look at brand, but it's in a blue cartage if i remember right.

    I'd have to run the auto parts and look to see what is.
    have used to for 40 years on my 4X4s i have had over that time period.
    Whatever needs grease that was what i used.
    Wheel bearings, U joints, etc.
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    The last i bought was in a little 3 pack and came with a small cartage gun.
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    I like a grease gun you can pump with one hand, and with a universal nipple adapter so you can get into hard to reach places.
    A lot of nipples I find are covered in clothing.
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    Just back from Auto Zone, i need some so went.
    They did not have what i was looking for.

    They had the Auto Zone Premium Marine Grease.
    Probably just as good, but was in the large cartage.

    I dont like the large cartage, just because.
    I may have gotten that at Walmart.

    Don't remember it being an off brand.
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    I have a Harbor Freight air grease gun. It works great. Just drop your cartridge of grease in it and hook to your air hose. One pull of the trigger squirts about as much grease as one pump of a manual grease gun. I have about 20 zirk fittings on the Astro van so it makes the job much easier.
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    I use the Milwaukee 12v grease gun. Got it because I use the 12v tools for work and like to standardize on a battery system.

    I use different greases for different areas.

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    I own an air powered craftsman and a 20v dewailt and also an old manual gun. I personally hate a grease gun that does not have a flexable hose on it, they just wont always go where you need them to with a rigid pipe on them.

    As far as grease goes like smitty says there are different greases for differeent apoplicaitons but if you want a good all purpose grease that wont wash away Lucal oil Red and Tacky is the stuff. I have been using it as a chassis lube for years and my old chevy silverado has ~200k on the clock with all original front end parts in it and they are still good. A Mechanic friend of mine tgells me that my truck is the only 4wd he has ever seen that got that kind of miles out of a front end.

    I also use the same for wheel bearings on my boat trailer. For me it has outperformed any "marine" grease i have ever used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb882 View Post
    Lucal oil Red and Tacky
    I saw that at auto zone and picked it to have look at and thought nawww that an't what i want.

    have to rethink about changing then.

    Is that comment up there about all you can say about that grease ?
    Just wondering.

    I guess the question is how has it outperformed.
    My boat trailer got backed up into the GoM to launch.
    Never had a wheel bearing problem.
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    We use the red and tacky on all of our equipment. Dozers, backhoes, skid loaders, dump trucks, crane. Our equipment sits outside in the Wisconsin rain, snow and summer heat. The stuff does not break down or wash away. If it can keep all that protected, it will work just fine on your bike.
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