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Old 12-30-09, 08:23 AM
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How best to apply grease?

I'm re-greasing my new Sylvan pedals and it's really messy. The last time I re-greased a headset it was really messy. I went by 3 local hardware stores looking for a very small grease gun type of device where I could squeeze and aim the grease. I walked away empty handed. They have these little oil cans that look like they would work but I was told the holes are far too small for grease.

Is there a smallish grease gun device out there that I should know about? Thanks

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I just use a tub and apply it with my fingers. That way, I get only the amount I need and it goes exactly where I want it. Then i wipe the excess grease back into the tub and wipe my hand off with a rag. Very little mess.
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Grease gun.

https://www.finishlineusa.com/products/grease-pump.htm



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It isn't very hard to calibrate how much you get out of a squeeze tube. For pedal threads, I just get a little bubble escape from the end of the tube nozzle, and rub perpendicular to the threads. There's nothing extra to buy, and no finger contamination in the grease.
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Thanks guys. I'm using Mobil 1 from a tub so that grease gun looks perfect except it requires grease in a tube. Hmm...
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wear cheap-o disposable food handler gloves for easier hand cleanup
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I use my finger for bearing cups and well just about anything. I have found a can of grease, my finger, and a shop towel are the best way to apply it to anything.
There are such a thing as a grease gun I have one out in the shop, I only use it to grease stuff with a fitting for it though.
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Old 12-30-09, 09:35 AM
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I use a grease gun with a needle-type (dunno what it's actually called) end.
Works fine for me....
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look for a air tool grease gun. snap-on carries one https://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....&group_ID=2820 this is the one i have very precise.

https://www.browntool.com/Default.asp...,ProductNumber another one
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Look at tools for clockmakers - you will find oilers and grease dispensers :
https://www.clock-keys.com/pdf/Catego...&%20oilers.pdf
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I use a 10 mL syringe for small stuff, fingers for others. Just pull out the plunger, pack grease into syringe (messy part), put plunger back in. Also, add grease to the rubber plunger to make it easier to use. It does take some hand strength because the hub is made for liquid not grease.
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i never use anything other than my fingers for applying grease. i always wear nitrile gloves, and i keep tons of shop towels around for cleanup.
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I use a small artist's paintbrush, like the kind you'd find at an AC Moore craft store. It works great for working the grease into hard-to-reach areas and components. After you've 'painted' the grease on, you can just wipe the brush off and throw it back in the toolbox.
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Biketoolsetc.com has several Dualco grease guns, which you can load up from a tub. I have a small one; unfortunately, it fell off my workbench a few too many times and now doesn't seem to want to push out any more grease. Hmm.

https://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...tc=Grease-Guns

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