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Old 05-18-07, 10:13 AM   #1
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Which grease to use on Ti screws in Al frame?

I just got some bottle cages that came with Ti screws for my aluminum frame. Can I use my regular Phil Wood grease on the Ti screws, or do I need special grease for this (copper-based?)?
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Old 05-18-07, 10:57 AM   #2
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I would use anti-seize compound, which is the copper-based grease you refer to. Anytime ti is involved, anti-seize is best-
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Yup, anti-sieze is the stuff. You should use it any time different metals thread together. bk
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^^ i think usually you don't need it between aluminum and steel - grease is enough to prevent binding. It's titanium that seems to really like to bind, so you need the anti-seize for that.
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For titanium, nickel anti-seize compound is preferred.
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^^ i think usually you don't need it between aluminum and steel - grease is enough to prevent binding. It's titanium that seems to really like to bind, so you need the anti-seize for that.
Yep, ti is bad about not playing well with other metals. On a bicycle, grease will do except when ti is involved-
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