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    Default Red Bearing Grease vs General Purpose Grease

    Is there any downside to packing my bearings and ezlube spindles with premium red bearing grease on my 16' trailer? I read that you are not supposed to mix red grease with general purpose grease. OK, I can live with that. But before I replace all the bearings I just want to make sure there is not something else I need to know about using red grease.

    Joe

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    Default Re: Red Bearing Grease vs General Purpose Grease

    i will not buy cheap grease buy the good stuff if you want whatever you are greasing to last a long time like a pennsoil lucas any name brand dont use tsc grease its junk

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    No problems with red. Just start with it and go. My personal favorite is Pennzoil Marine grease. Its disc brake rated which most if the trailers maintain have.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Red Bearing Grease vs General Purpose Grease

    Another vote for a good quality, marine rated grease.

    Esp. if you have drum brakes, make sure you understand how to not over-grease the bearings.

    Rgds, D.
    Last edited by 3930dave; 08-09-2012 at 11:03 PM. Reason: additional note

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    Default Re: Red Bearing Grease vs General Purpose Grease

    Thank you all for the comments! I do have marine grease for my boat trailer but I already bought this red stuff so I will go ahead and use it up. Good comment on not over greasing.

    Joe

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