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Finish Line Anti-Seize Assembly Lube

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Finish Line Anti-Seize Assembly Lube (8 oz.)
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Better than grease for some applications

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The Good:
-Easy to apply and doesn't drip
-Homogenous product stays well mixed
-Doesn't change over time like some greases
-Comes with a brush
The Bad:
-Makes permanent stains on clothing
-More expensive than other more "general" brands
Overall Review:

I like to try new bikes and parts, but I am also looking to find the best materials to assemble parts together. I have had many kinds of grease and lubes, but I had never used copper anti-seize before this year. Often used on bolts or for some parts' assembly on titanium frames, the Finish Line anti-seize works well in press-fit interfaces and might even be better than grease.

Some greases tend to lose their properties with time. They dry out, and some can be pushed out when pressing a headset or press-fit bottom bracket if their consistency isn't good. With its copper micro-flakes mix, the Anti-seize assembly lube stays in place, and still acts like a lubricant over time. It is also used in the automotive world, and often comes on high-end bike parts' bolt threads.

Pressing-in my Wolf Tooth headset with a healthy dose of copper-based anti-seize

I used the copper-based assembly lube while pressing my Wolf Tooth headset and Hope press-fit bottom bracket in my new frame. Grease would have done the job, but I wanted the best stuff for this new bike. The good thing with the assembly lube is that when you want to remove your BB or headset in 5 years and transfer them to another bike, the lube will still do its job : making sure that your component isn't welded by corrosion and will make it easier to press out your part. Some high-end companies like Chris King also recommend using copper anti-seize to install their press-fit bottom brackets.

I have used the small Finish Line packs to install my bottom bracket and the Permatex branded product for the headset. Both products looked and felt pretty much the same, so if you can't find the Finish Line products, it might be easier to find the Permatex anti-seize. Park also make an aluminium-based anti-seize but I've read that the copper compound is more versatile and can be used with pretty much any metal that can be found on a bike. The Finish Line product can be bought in small sachets or in a small bottle with and included brush applicator.


Product Finish Line Anti-Seize Assembly Lube
Type Lube
Features Anti-Seize Assembly Lubricant prevents cold-welding, galling, and seizing of metal-to-metal contact parts – especially those subject to extreme pressures and moist conditions such as bolt threads, seatposts, pedals, bottom brackets, etc. Good for all metals, but essential when attaching reactive metals like titanium, aluminum, specialty alloys, and magnesium.
Miscellaneous • Prevents cold-welding, galling, and seizing of threaded parts
• Use on parts subjected to extreme pressures and moist conditions
• Use on all metals: aluminum, titanium, carbon steel, magnesium, etc...
  • $20.55
  • $4.79
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