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Jethro80

Clam Yukon issues

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Poles are sticky and quite loud and annoying. What can I do?

Any help is appreciated!

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Get a Panel Shack!!! grin

But seriously, if you just sprayed them with some lubricant will that do the trick? some wd40?

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White lithium grease has worked wonderfully for me. I got the spray on and wiped around with a paper towel. I haven't had any issues since, about 3 years ago.

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I took my poles apart and filed the burrs off the edges with a chainsaw file then put some silicon lube on em...Smoooth

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Follow Hafnutz's advise, and file!! ANYTHING you put on those poles WILL come off on your hands or gloves everytime you set-up! File the sharp edges off of the inside and outside (I.D and O.D.) ends of your tubes and your problem should end. I also have a Yukon, had the same problem as you at the start and did a little filing, problem solved, permanantly, and I've never had to put on a "lube"! Phred52

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All good advice but I would also polish the OD of the poles that slide inside the larger poles. Scotchbrite works real well for this. It makes a big difference and you may not even need to lube anything. I do this once or twice a season and keeps them sliding good on my Yukon.

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I took my poles apart and filed the burrs off the edges with a chainsaw file then put some silicon lube on em...Smoooth

Bingo...De-burr the top and bottom tubes, then spray with a silicone lube. They will slide well as long as they are not out of square.

If you suspect they may be bent, check that when you de-burr them, measure corner to corner or use a carpenters square to check.

Wipe the seat tubes clean with a dose of WD-40 on a rag..then spray silicone on them too while your at it, it will slip-slide like snot on a door knob.

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WD40 works great or any other spray. Worked wonders on mine even in the coldest weather.

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