The obvious part of the answer is that grease, in general, is a paste like substance used for the purpose of lubrication. To explain further, however, this paste is an emulsification of oil in soap. The oil in grease may be either mineral oil or vegetable oil. In effect, it is the oil in the grease that functions as a lubricant, whereas the soap provides a means of retaining the lubricant.
There are several additives used in grease and there are many types of grease on the market today tailored to specific applications. The intent here is not to explain all of the additives used but rather to introduce the concept of grease as an engineered lubricant. A few of the additives used today are: Teflon, graphite and molybdenum disulfide.
When considering a grease for an application, the best advice is to consult a manufacturer's product information. Modern greases are diverse and engineered to meet specific requirements. So, the next time you shop for grease, don't just grab the one that looks good, read the product information and match your purchase to your intended use. I can say from experience, "it does matter".
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100% waterproof, even in saltwater. Maximum lubrication and corrosion resistance.
Honda White Lithium Grease is a heavy duty general purpose lubricant. Special solvents allow deep penetration. Spray will set up quickly to become a thick coating. Protects against moisture and corrosion. Typical applications for lithium grease include: door and hood hinges, parking brake cables and lock mechanisms.
Virtually wash-out proof. Stands up to high temperatures and stays soft in very low temperatures. EP fortified and exceeds O.E.M. specifications.Lucas X-TRA Heavy Duty Grease was formulated for automotive, agricultural, heavy-duty and industrial applications. It is virtually waterproof and is more stable than all conventional lithium grease. It is fortified with an extreme pressure additive package and it exceeds O.E.M. Lube for Life specifications.Lasts four times longer than regular grease. Virtually waterproof. All-temperature stable. Exceeds Lube for Life specifications. The ultimate grease for high speed bearings.
Lucas Red 'N' Tacky Grease is a smooth, tacky, red lithium complex grease fortified with rust and oxidation inhibitors. It has good water resistance and washout properties. It has excellent mechanical stability and storage life. It is able to withstand heavy loads for extended periods of time. It can be used in many agricultural, automotive and industrial applications. Lucas Red 'N' Tacky Grease is fortified with a high degree of extreme pressure additives that give it a true Timken load much higher than other greases of this type. Its especially good for sliding surfaces and open gears.Rust and oxidation inhibitors. Water resistant. Excellent mechanical stability. Long storage life. Agricultural, automotive and industrial applications.
Fully synthetic, high-pressure-resistant lubricant with long term effect for universal application. Penetrates rapidly and protects from corrosion. Thermally stable from -30°C (-22°F) to +200°C (+392°F).Adhesive, water-resistant, silicone-free, pressure and impact resistant, colorless.Size: 500 ml aerosol spray can.
Top of line grease. Perfect for wheel bearings, steering head, swingarm and pivots. Water-resistant, withstands extreme pressure and high temperatures.Suitable for all types of machinery working under normal to severe conditions.Particularly efficient in most extreme conditions: High temperature, heavy load, humidity, vibration and / or long duration of use.Temperatures for use: from -30°C / -22°F to +150°C / +302°F in continuous use and up to +200°C / +392°F at peak.Longer life duration compared to classic lithium greases.
Perfect for extreme temperatures and pressures which occur in high performance wheel bearings, hubs, steering stem bearings and swingarm axles. Bearing life is increased from 200% - 800%, with excellent corrosion.
A high temperature, waterproof racing grease designed to meet the exacting requirements of competition use.High-stress, high-cling formula is ideal for protecting wheel bearings and other similar components.500gm tub with exclusive dispensing feature.