Just last night, I was re-tuning my Slingerland drum it. Taking off the hoops and dropping some thick lubricant, sorta like for chainsaws inside the lugs that the tension rods go into, not to much (I have mines in a garage so) I do this every six months ok, call it ocd or whatever. I decided i should lube the hoops along with them. I had Vaseline next to me so, I decided to clothe them down with it. Then I started to think, maybe that's to much of a water lubericant, and went with the metal rust resistant gun lub (Bicycle lube). She sounds like a charm! But, is Vaseline even a option on the lugs or chrome?My experience with WD-40 is bad. It may “disperse water” but it has never lubricated well for my needs. For tension rods, I prefer a very light petroleum oil, such as sewing machine oil.
What do y’all prefer for lubricating drum part? Has anyone tried silicone or graphite?