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#32004 - 10/29/21 10:53 PM Soft stop additive  
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Do you guys and gals put soft stop additive in the heads when changing seals on telescopic jacks or mix it in tank or do not use it at all ?

#32005 - 10/31/21 12:24 AM Re: Soft stop additive [Re: Jluff]  
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I’ve done both. Adding Cat Oil to the tank and brushing it on the packing head or heads. Not sure how effective brushing is, but some things are worth a try. Ages ago we used to lube the sticky pistons with Slick 50 and had good results.

#32007 - 11/01/21 11:53 AM Re: Soft stop additive [Re: Jluff]  
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I almost never use it... had one job that kind of shook when leveling up. Adjusted everything we could think of and it wouldn't go away... in that case we used oil additive and it fixed the issue all together. That's the only case I can recall in which it was necessary though

#32008 - 11/01/21 01:48 PM Re: Soft stop additive [Re: Jluff]  
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We used Green Slime from Texacone to salve the piston, and either Cat oil or Transmission Fluid to add to the tank oil. FYI, Telescoping jacks are the bane of a good ride.

#32009 - 11/01/21 09:45 PM Re: Soft stop additive [Re: ElevatorGuy128]  
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Yes. They are the worst. Elevator guy 128 Which oil additive did you use. Is Adams soft stop good additive ? It says 1q/50 gal. Seems like very little

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#32010 - 11/02/21 03:12 PM Re: Soft stop additive [Re: Jluff]  
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I use Maxglide, it was a while back but I think it was a 1 or 2 gallon jug...car had a maxton valve and was only a two stop

#32012 - 11/02/21 07:55 PM Re: Soft stop additive [Re: Jluff]  
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I have a 3 stage telescopic cantilever that had very hard starts , rough ride , and was leaking. I’m changing seals and oil. And was going to add an additive just to really go all out. I ordered a gallon of Maxglide from Maxton. 100$. Thanks elevator guy 128... I don’t think it can hurt

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#32028 - 11/03/21 02:49 PM Re: Soft stop additive [Re: Jluff]  
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Send an update when all is done...curious to see if it resolved the issue


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