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    Senior Member Stan's Avatar
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    Carbon post - Grease?

    Lets see how long we can be serious for shall we.

    So, Carbon post in Ti frame - I'm aware I shouldn't use "normal" grease for fear of chemically attacking the Carbon Fibre so what do I do next? Leave it dry?
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    I used carbon assembly paste but I would imagine you could get away without it.

    It'll scuff the carbon finish so if you do go ahead and use it I'd ensure you get the correct height from the off.

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    Hmmm, I use the carbon grease on a steel/Alu combo as it helps stop slippage and haven't had any issue with anything damaging other stuff. From what I've seen with the carbon seat post grease the big difference is the wee balls in it that help with friction and so stop the post sliding in the frame.

    (Writing grease, post, slip, grip and slide in a sentence is very hard without sounding pervy)
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    I use carbon assembly paste on my carbon/ti combo. I have no idea what it has done to the post as I haven't moved it for a number of years so it could well be welded in tight. Using the paste does mean that you can use less torque on the post when tightening it though.

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    Senior Member Stan's Avatar
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    I didn't know about Carbon assembly paste. I'm off to google it...
    aka Sean / Sandeep / Sylvian / Seamus....

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    A little goes a long way so just get yourself a tube instead of a tub.

    I'm the same as Alex - haven't bothered moving the post in almost 6 years now but doubt any 'fusing' will take place between the resin and the aluminium. The same could be said of titanium and carbon.

    Stevey, it's just cosmetic scuffing from the 'little balls' as you put it. Nowt structural IMO...

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    That's the one M'Lud.

    My tub shows every sign of lasting forever
    There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate tyres

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    I've use this one - still on my first tube.

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