Great, just what I needed to hear!It will work.
It won't hurt anything.
Any particular reason you prefer the silicone based cream lube?I prefer silicone based cream type lube for lugs.
Automotive stores sell it in small tubes.
It is used for lubricating electrical connections and brake components, etc
Yep. Maybe not a big deal, just slimy if you happen to touch it.I just use a very small dab of Vaseline on the very tip of the tension rods. Some oils just seems too thin for the most part and can run.
i use sewing machine oil as lubricant for my pedals, so it'll work fine for tension rods
Some people must be very sloppy when applying a dab of Vaseline to the threaded end of a tension rod, lol. Who would need to do this at a gig where there is a chance of getting some on your fingers just before picking up your sticks? Just wipe off the tops of your lugs after you're finished preparing your drums and there will be no trace of Vaseline to have access to your digits. I hate having to revert to personal history, but I've been doing this for more than fifty years and never had a stick fly from my hands due to over lubricating the tension rods with Vaseline.
BTW, I've also used Luberex, Krytox, Lubriplate and Phonolube and the Vaseline works just as well and much easier to locate at most any store. So, if you're a bit sloppy, any lubrication product that finds its way to your hands will cause a certain amount of slipperiness between your hands and anything they try to grasp.
No use getting all Perry Mason on me, lol. Yours was not the only post that I was referring to. From answering this question dozens of times, on this and other drum forums, I was just covering my bases on comments that were already posted on other threads relating to the use of Vaseline as a tension rod lubricant. Unlike your past overly indulging use of Vaseline on everything, mine is just limited for use on the ends of the tension rods and in Very small quantities. When the drum is assemballed and if the exposed threaded portion of the tension rod is touched, nothing would transfer to the fingers since the Vaseline would be deeply embedded into the lug. Hence the reason I used the word "sloppy" for individuals sloppily coating the tension rod threads or any other mechanism that might need lubrication.If you're referring to my post, I assuming you must have misread it, understandable.
If you read it again, you'll find that nowhere did I say I touched a tension rod (with VASELINE on it) before I opened a bottle of wine, or before I touched my sticks.
I love referring to personal history, its the real truth in my case. At the time of the incident I was using VASELINE on everything, including the bass drum pedal, which is where I picked up a portion when I made a spring tension adjustment.
VASELINE is not the best lube, attracts too much dirt and its unstable, melts around 100 degrees F. When I discovered this is when I stopped using it.