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Lubrication of nylon bushings

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10-31-03, 09:27 PM   #1  
Lubrication of nylon bushings

What is the proper lubricant for steel shafts roating on nylon bushings? I am restoring an old VW Beetle (1974) and rebuilding the windshield wiper system trans.
There appeared to be grease on it, but it was filthy. I'm wondering if I should use Lubriplate White, or possibly the newer non-melting silicone grease made for use on disk brake slides, since once the unit is installed in the car it won't be lubed again for years unless there's a problem. Thanks for your help.

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11-01-03, 07:55 AM   #2  
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aerosol white lithium will probably work as well as any.

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11-02-03, 05:48 AM   #3  
Neither one should be an issue or a problem. Gunk it/degrease it to get all the old crud off and then lube it up sparingly. Doesn't need a lot to work well.

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