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    TwoCablesTwoCables
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    So, I’ve only had this joystick for a few weeks and it’s already showing signs of needing more lubrication. I can see it and I can feel it. So, can you tell me what kind of lubrication is safe to use on this? I have a little bit of Wahl clipper blade oil; can I use that? I don’t want to try it only to end up finding that it ruins the joystick somehow. So, I hope to hear from someone who knows.

    (I’m using this joystick for other games, but I’m asking here since it seems there’s a huge amount of experience with joysticks here)

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    #6667
    ionized
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    What are the surfaces that need lubrication made from?

    If it’s plastic on plastic contact, I would use a silicone based grease.

    #6668
    PyroJockey
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    You should contact the manufacturer before you risk voiding the warranty using any suggestions from the forums.

    There are times you strive for greatness, to reach lofty goals and accomplish noble deeds. Then there’s the rest of the times you just want to blow stuff up.

    #6669
    TwoCablesTwoCables
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    What are the surfaces that need lubrication made from?

    If it’s plastic on plastic contact, I would use a silicone based grease.

    Thank you.

    Don’t worry, PyroJockey, I’m not going to run out and get some silicone-based grease immediately just because one person told me I should.

    You should contact the manufacturer before you risk voiding the warranty using any suggestions from the forums.

    Yeah, I e-mailed them and I posted this question on a few different forums. I know what I’m doing.

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    #6675
    TwoCablesTwoCables
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    What are the surfaces that need lubrication made from?

    If it’s plastic on plastic contact, I would use a silicone based grease.

    You were right! Thrustmaster replied just now and said that they recommend “a silicone-based grease/oil”.

    Now I just need to find a good one.

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    #6689
    tueidj
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    You can get silicon based spray lubricant, it’s used on sliding curtain rails and such. Just thinking it might be easier to apply into tight gaps without requiring disassembly.

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