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Using Anti Seize in place of Grease

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Asked by: Angela Miller

However, anti-seize is not suitable for fast-moving applications, as its high solids content can cause parts to jam. Yet unlike grease, the solid lubricant in anti-seize can withstand high temperatures and protect parts from galling and seizure even under extremely stressful environments.

Where should you not use anti seize?

Do not use anti-seize as a lubricant such as on caliper slide pins or on threads for a bushing press or any mechanical assembly that requires a lubricant. Do not use anti-seize on exposed threads because the compound can attract contaminants that may contribute to thread damage when the fastener is removed.

When should you use never seize?

Never-Seez Regular Grade is ideal for applications where the metal parts are exposed to temperatures up to 1800°F. It’s important to ensure that the desired application allows the presence of copper, given that this product is formulated with copper, graphite and aluminum.

Does anti seize lubricate?

Anti-seize products contain solid lubricants such as graphite or metals having a somewhat lower coefficient of friction along with grease base, providing lubrication both at lower as well as higher temperature ranges.

Can I use anti seize instead of dielectric grease?

No, they are not the same thing. Dielectric grease is a moisture barrier grease for electrical connections. Anti Seize is a grease compound (there are numerous variations) used to prevent assemblies from seizing to allow disassembly at some point in the future.

Is anti-seize bad for bearings?

CAUTION: LOCTITE Nickel Anti-Seize Lubricant is not a high-speed load carrying lubricant and should not be used on ball or roller bearings, or on parts where lubrication is critical.

How long will Anti-Seize last?

Anti-Seize Special™ has a shelf life of 5 year or more when stored in a closed container. Shelf life may be much longer depending upon storage location and conditions.

Can anti seize cause corrosion?

Does Anti-Seize cause corrosion? It is often said in industry that copper-based anti-seize compounds can cause galvanic (bimetallic) corrosion in some systems, particularly involving stainless steel or galvanised fasteners. In the overwhelming majority of stainless steel or galvanised systems, this does not occur.

Can you mix anti seize and grease?

If there is a small pool of oil appears in a tin of anti-seize compound when correctly stored, this is alright – Greases and pastes naturally bleed oil slowly. For the best results with an anti-seize compound, or any grease product, it is recommended to stir or mix before application.

Does anti seize cause bolts to loosen?

Anti-seize lubricants shouldn’t cause bolts to loosen. However, it shouldn’t be applied on torque-rated fasteners without accounting for the loss of torque.

Does anti-seize wash off?

The secret to Vibra-Tite’s anti-seize/anti-galling compound is a proprietary blend of fine graphite flakes, lubricants, and oils. They will not wash off, burn out, or leak away, even in extreme temperatures or high pressure applications.

Is Moly grease anti-seize?

The high concentration of Moly in this product makes it ideal for anti-seize applications where a thicker coating than pastes can provide is desired. Used extensively for aerospace applications.

What is the difference between silver and copper anti-seize?

The copper-colored lubricant can be applied at temperatures as low as -20°F (-29°C). Similarly, Loctite Silver Grade Anti-Seize is a heavy-duty, petroleum-based lubricant that resists temperatures up to 1600°F (871°C), and is designed for long-term durability.

Is it OK to put anti seize on spark plugs?

Metal shell stretch changes the heat rating of the spark plug and can result in serious engine damage caused by pre-ignition. Do not use anti-seize or lubricant on NGK spark plugs. It is completely unnecessary and can be detrimental.

Should you put anti seize on wheel hub?


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Can Anti Seize be used on rubber?

How and When To Use Anti Seize

Will anti-seize cause bolts to loosen?

Anti-seize lubricants shouldn’t cause bolts to loosen. However, it shouldn’t be applied on torque-rated fasteners without accounting for the loss of torque.

When should you not use copper anti-seize?

Copper Grade Anti-Seize is copper in color and is not recommended for applications where copper is prohibited. Like Silver Grade, Copper Anti-Seize protects metal parts against rust, corrosion, galling and seizure at temperatures up to 1800° F.

Is it OK to put anti-seize on spark plugs?

Metal shell stretch changes the heat rating of the spark plug and can result in serious engine damage caused by pre-ignition. Do not use anti-seize or lubricant on NGK spark plugs. It is completely unnecessary and can be detrimental.

Should you put anti-seize on caliper bolts?

The steel caliper bolts screws into the aluminum carrier. Anytime you mate steel and aluminum, you should use anti-seize to prevent corrosion and galling the threads.

Do you put anti seize on rotors?

Anti Seize: The only place to sparingly use anti seize lubricant is on the brake rotor center hole, where it rides on the wheel hub. On caliper slides, it will dry out and seize up, but not before destroying the rubber boots.

Is anti seize illegal on wheel studs?

But experts tell us not to use any lubricant, including anti-seize compound, on wheel studs or nuts. The tech folks at Tire Rack state: “Torque specifications are for dry threads only. The fastener threads should be free of oil, dirt, grit, corrosion, etc. It is important NOT to lubricate hardware threads or seats.