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- Lifetime Warranty. Prothane guarantees all Prothane Suspension Parts to be free of defects in materials and workmanship (not due to abuse, neglect or misapplication) for the total time the vehicle remains with the original purchaser of the product(s). Should the products fail to meet these conditions, Prothane will replace the product, free of charge. This excludes any and all related labor charges. The product must be shipped to Prothane (postage prepaid) along with a copy of the original receipt."
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When it comes to polyurethane, there is no such thing as too much grease.
Prothane Super Grease pre-lube
Do Prothane bushings squeak?
Have you ever been told that Prothane polyurethane bushings squeak? Can DST let you in on a secret? Polyurethane bushings can squeak, but there is a way to prevent squeaking. It's pretty obvious really. Just use Prothane's 19-1750 that comes with each kit to lube the parts properly when you install them.
OE rubber bushings might not squeak, but they do crack
With the OE rubber bushings, you don't have to worry about squeaking. There is a permanent bond between the metal housing and the rubber bushing, so there is no opportunity for them to squeak. Unfortunately, that permanent bond, mixed with all of the tension the bushing is under, causes them to crack or split. As your suspension travels, the rubber bushing pivots in the center. Since the housing and bushing are attached there is no relief for the bushing, so it stretches in the middle and then rebounds back when the suspension returns to its normal position. Over time this causes the rubber to crack, and then you aren't going to care about squeaking. All you will care about is the faulty alignment, loud clunking and poor handling.
Polyurethane is a much firmer material for suspension bushings, and it can withstand the large amount of stress that bushings endure. Instead of the permanent bond like the rubber, you get a free floating design that gives you a huge boost in performance and bushing life span. But this free-floating design also means there is no permanent bond, which opens up the opportunity of squeaking due to the friction between the polyurethane and the metal.
Prothane's Super Grease
By utilizing Prothane's own 19-1750 that is supplied with each bushing kit, you can have a great performing suspension without that annoying squeaking. Each Prothane kit comes with the minimum amount of grease required to install, and we also have some extra tubes in packages of three for pretty cheap with 19-1750. So you could pick up a few extra packets, just in case you spill some or need more during the install. When it comes to polyurethane, there is no such thing as too much grease.
This stuff is sticky...
Prothane's 19-1750 was designed specifically for their bushings, to prevent polyurethane from squeaking, so it really is the best option. This stuff is sticky, and I mean sticky. We at DST recommend that you wear latex gloves when applying the grease because it is very tough to remove. If you think it would be difficult getting this stuff off of your hands, getting the grease off your bushings is even harder. Prothane's 19-1750 is a PTFE, water-proof Lube that clings to the polyurethane. Meaning it isn't coming off without a lot of soap and a ton of scrubbing. Not only is this grease waterproof, but it's also heatproof, making it an ideal suitor for Prothane's bushings. Coat it liberally, using as much grease as it takes to completely cover the bushing wherever there is poly touching metal.
Can I use any other type of grease?
If for some reason you don't want to use Prothane's >19-1750, you technically can use any grease you want, you aren't going to hurt the bushing. But the difference is longevity, not only of your bushings but also your squeak-free ride. We do not recommend using regular automotive petroleum grease as that grease washes out way too easy. Marine grade grease is the best alternative to use because it is tacky and waterproof. But regardless of any alternatives, you shouldn't expect the same results as Prothane's option. This 19-1750 was made specifically for this polyurethane, ensuring a squeak-free ride and a long lasting bushing.
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starstarstarstarstar" This is by far the stickiest and tackiest grease Ive ever used! "
The grease seems very sticky and tacky which also means its very water and friction resistant. It made my hands sticky for hours, even after scrubbing with dish soap and other grease removers. That being said I feel like it ran out very quickly, but that could be user error... otherwise so far so good! Editors Note: The best way of getting the grease off is WD40. Some customers use the disposable gloves.verified_user Verified Buyer - Evan May - . Prothane 191751 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" Excellent Lube "
Used Prothane on MOOG Upper and Lower Ball joints, also outer MOOG tie rods with grease zerts. Front End works great.verified_user Verified Buyer - Steven Stanley - . Prothane 191751 - 5 out of 5
question_answer Customer Questions and Answers
- Can you recommend a polyurethane silicone based bushing grease brand that is sold in replacement grease gun cartridges?
- Super Grease - 14 oz. Tube Manufacturer: Prothane Part Number: 191751
- will super grease be acceptable to use for standard ball joints and tie rod ends? i have poly bushings in my control arms, and dont want to have 2 different grease guns with different grease.
- In Answer to your question, the Manufacture of Moog told us to let our customers know to Use 100% synthetic grease for their products and Energy Manufacturer told us to let our customers know to use Marine grade grease for the polyurethane bushings.