Oil/Lube for bass drum pedal bearings and chain.

hector48

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My Pearl Demon BD pedal came with it's own "Ninja oil" for the bearings and joints, which is a liquid.
However, the manual for my older eliminator (pre-Ninja bearings) says not to use a liquid based oil.
I guess that one is supposed to get a grease? Can I use synthetic, lithium, or should it be petroleum based?
What about the chain links? I have a special lube for bicycle chains, which I assume will be perfect.
Goes on wet, but turns into a dry wax film.
What my Tama Iron Cobra pedal bearings and footboard hinge?
Grease, liquid oil, synthetic, petrol based.

Need some advice/recommendations on base drum pedal bearings, hinges, and chain lubrication.
(please don't tell me just spray everything with WD40)
 

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How about Super Lube 92003 silicone lubricating grease with PTFE.
I have some of this, and I recall buying it for my pedals, based on somebody's recommendation.
 

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I just check the Iron Cobra manual, and it says the bearings/hinges do not require lubrication.
Just the chain.
 

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Most bearing come sealed so oiling them will do nothing. If the bearing has a removable seal then you would pack it with grease. I use a PTFE lube on chain driven pedals but my DW MDD pedal has nothing to lube.
 

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(please don't tell me just spray everything with WD40) LOL! I agree, although I do use it when cleaning my stands. After sparing I wipe it clean to the touch and everything moves with ease when packing/unpacking.

Personally I would use the manufactures suggestions other wise I like the lithium or silicone grease on threaded and moving parts. I believe they both help to block out moisture. I remember using lithium grease on boat trailer bearings.

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I also believe that sealed bearings probably aren't going to take in much lube while being sealed.
So, what about this "Ninja Oil" that Pearl includes with pedals for their sealed bearings?
It is a very light liquid. Maybe it penetrates the seals?
 

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I like using lithium grease on my pedals. I used to use 3 in 1 oil, but find that it can get a bit runny and cause a bit of a mess.
 


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