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Old 10-13-2018, 07:04 AM
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Default Bugs and grease

Aircraft Spruce is out of Aeroshell 22 grease. What would be a good substitute to keep in the hangar? What manual grease gun do you like?
Any recommendations for a good product that will remove bugs from the leading edge?
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:11 AM
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Best product to remove bugs from leading edge is water! But you must remove them on the day of their demise. i.e. Never let a bug spend the night on your airplane.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:17 AM
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Problem is there are some older bugs that need some help to remove.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:20 AM
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Add some dish detergent to the water and apply with a towel and gentle elbow grease.

There, you did ask about grease.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:35 AM
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Not that kind of grease. Haha. Want to keep some grease in the hangar. Aero she'll 22 was recommended but Aircraft Spruce says its on back order and don't know when they'll receive a supply. There are so many different greases to choose from. Don't know which would be the best for all around use.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:51 AM
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Best product to remove bugs from leading edge is water!
Yes, it's even easier to remove them after water hardens. You just chip the bugs off

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Old 10-13-2018, 10:53 AM
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Vlad, that hurts just looking at it...
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:53 AM
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Yes, it's even easier to remove them after water hardens. You just chip the bugs off
If water hardens on MY airplane, bugs are the least of my worries!
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:00 AM
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Water doesn't stay long in that state in my woods. As soon as sun is up it melts. Might take couple hours before airborne again



Greasing the wheels and fork in the winter time is a challenge by itself. No advice on that
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