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Old 03-26-2016, 02:51 PM
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I have a 2002 Crestliner 1850 Sportfish and am looking for some tips on keeping my seat pedestals "slippery" for easier removal and shifting to new seat positions. I have tried WD40 and other penetrants, but if you set them down on the carpet they leave a nice black "aluminum" ring on your carpet.
Any other slippery agents out their that won't mess things up and also won't dry out sieze up the pedestals?
It is the season and I am ready for some help on this little problem.
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Old 03-26-2016, 04:25 PM
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I haven't been successful using any stuff on the pedestal and I've tried a lot of things. The only solution that works for me is using a sandstone disk and a wire disk on an electric drill and removing a layer of the plastic material in each seat receptical.
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Old 03-26-2016, 04:53 PM
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try a "light" coating of petroleum jelly...
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:19 PM
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I use grease, the same stuff I use on my trailer ball and bearings. A light coat usually does me for a few outings. If you don't want marks on the carpet grease is not a good thing to use unless you can remember not to set them down on the carpet.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:09 PM
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If it's the plastic taper-lock pedestal, try Armor-All on the plastic. But make sure the locking tab pops in when the pedestal is inserted.
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:25 PM
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go to the search , you'll find a hundred or so posts on this problem, then go to the store and buy rem dri lube.
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go to the search , you'll find a hundred or so posts on this problem, then go to the store and buy rem dri lube.
Didn't work for me.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:34 AM
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The best that I've tried so far is to remove all the gunk, grease and buildup of all the crud I've put on to cure stickies and stuck seat posts.
Then every year I hit them lightly with some fine steel wool to knock off any oxidation etc.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:57 AM
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try dielectric grease that you get at automotive parts stores to go around light bulbs and on battery terminals. it is clear and waterproof and should work good. let us know what works for you.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:16 AM
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How about bees wax?
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