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Offline bearnoob

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Frozen Quick Release
« on: Feb 08, 2021, 07:22 AM »
I have a quick release on my Ion which has become necessary to get all my equipment in my small car. When it gets cold the release mechanism freezes leaving me no option but to drive down the road with the auger sticking out the window. I've been trying to think of something to add (some tip up grease maybe?) to keep ice from forming.

Any ideas?
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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2021, 08:24 AM »
I'd steer clear of grease and hit it with a good silicone before each trip. Or get in the habit of tossing a towel or glove over it when transporting or otherwise not in use.
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Offline Badder

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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2021, 10:58 AM »
Spray some Tri-Flo on it, works every time.
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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2021, 08:27 PM »
This just happened to me today.

Offline bearnoob

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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2021, 06:43 AM »
I'd steer clear of grease and hit it with a good silicone before each trip. Or get in the habit of tossing a towel or glove over it when transporting or otherwise not in use.

I tried to disconnect it immediately after I drilled my holes in Sunday but at -20 it was already locked up.
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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2021, 08:35 AM »
How about carrying a can of that lock de-icer stuff?
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Offline papadarv

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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2021, 10:16 AM »
Get a spray can of graphite from Home Depot.  Warm the release and spray all parts. Allow to dry than wipe off excessive overspray.

Offline bearnoob

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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2021, 02:53 PM »
Will the graphite wash off if it gets wet? I have no experience with graphite since I stopped making pinewood derby cars many years ago.

I've got some spray silicone. I may give that a try tomorrow. I'll report back if it works.
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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2021, 02:56 PM »
I wouldn't use graphite. That stuff gets everywhere.
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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2021, 02:56 PM »
I wouldn't use graphite. That stuff gets everywhere.
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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2021, 03:56 PM »
What you are trying to do is prevent the water from freezing onto the steel. I would expect a light coating of grease to work, but don't do more than coat the surface. The grease also gets heavy and could stop the mechanism from releasing.
A light oil or coating is probably better. I would try silicone, as suggested below, or there are a number of more waxy coatings I have used, like the slide out lube for my camper, or some of the anti rust sprays I have seen recommended here.

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Re: Frozen Quick Release
« Reply #11 on: Feb 21, 2021, 05:34 PM »
Just had a thought...

I had one of those cam-lock straps to secure a pair of TM batteries in my boat. Buckle always got corroded. When I was in to clean up posts, clamps, etc., I hit it all with that battery corrosion inhibitor. Worked a charm on all the electric AND the cam-buckle. Don't know why that wouldn't work for snow/ice and be way more durable than silicone and less messy than grease.
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