• Deadwater518

    Floyd lube

    Anybody know if its ok to lube the knife edges of a floyd with hoppes no 9 gun oil? I have tones of it and it would be really convenient if I can use it.

    • cecilbag

      Are you getting a scraping sound? I've just never lubed my knife edges and was curious if yours was hanging up or catching somehow

    • Mark K.

      I always use vaseline and a cotton stick to put it on the knife edge.

    • BrienDeChristopher

      I've never had any reason to oil the knife edges myself. But, I do clean them with a soft cloth whenever I switch the strings out. I guess it depends on how much screwing in and out to raise and lower the Floyd has been going on while the strings were tight. Because, eventually, the edge will cut into the posts over time and cause rusting if you have cheaper posts. It's probably better to just replace the posts in that case. But if you do, check your intonation :)

      • ozzuk1

        Chapstick its what satch uses i'd be cautious about using oils and such the might get into the stud thread nad make them unstable.

        Ibanezrules has a good guide on how to look after your studs/floyds well EDGE's the basics are the same...

        I believe the trick is to add the chapstick to the posts facing away from the studs then turning them back so it covers all of the knife edges....