Rear bag lubricant??

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  1. PatMiles

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    I have an early model Edgewood rear bag without the new super slick 3M material. What is the current best lubricant to slick up the ears? Baby powder, spray deodorant, powdered carnuba wax? Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Greyfox

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    used dryer sheets work pretty well for me.
    Rick
     
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    Good idea sir!
     
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    The powdered wax works good.
     
  5. LHSmith

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    I tried them all- Used dryer sheets (works well, but hard to keep in place ), bag wax -tried once and by end of match it was acting more like stick-em (like stock was riding on rubber), only ever use baby powder or spray deodorant on leather. Before I switched back to a leather rear bag, I would just clean the cordura with a damp rag and brush it real well. I don't like the 3m on both bags-especially for free recoil.
     
  6. rardoin

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    I like the powdered Teflon.
     
  7. PatMiles

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    I'll have to give this a whirl.
    Thanks!
     
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    Cut off the lower portion of your wifes ruined panty hose and slip it over the stock.
     
  11. LHSmith

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    Several years ago I heard about using Teflon powder also. Bought some from a company that uses it to service pianos. Tried it.....nothing magical....has to be reapplied often. Then I opted not to use the stuff -just too much unknowns about TFE powder and it's acceptance with your lungs and not the holy grail of bag lubricants I was hoping for. FWIW, I have respiratory problems to begin with.
     
  12. 260 Ravage

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    A+ on dryer sheets. Use new unused. Hold in place with a rubber band or string.
     
  13. Alex Wheeler

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    Teflon powder works great if you mix it 50/50 with powdered carnuba. My favorite bag lube.
     
  14. group therapy

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    did this work for you in high heat and humidity locales?
     
  15. Greyfox

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    New sheets didn't do well for me. Any moisture left a sticky residue. The used ones work well even though they are difficult to keep in place on a windy day.

    Rick
     
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    I have used a powder called "Monkeys Butt". Like the description of PTFE. Will have to try it.
     

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