Maxima Waterproof Grease

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Maxima Waterproof Grease

Inexpensive yet effective

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Maxima Waterproof Grease
The Good:

Blue dye makes it visible while working, even balance of viscosity for general bike service, offers good durability, can't beat the price

The Bad:

Nothing really comes to mind.

Overall Review:

Bicycle grease, it’s what every home mechanic needs on their work bench. With so many companies making such a variety of grease related products, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Do you go for the cheapest option or most expensive? I decided to go with a relatively inexpensive grease, Maxima Waterproof Grease, a while back and with plenty of use from it, here are my impressions:

Detailed Specs:

Salt Water Resistant

Low-Friction

Protects against rust & corrosion

Reduces wear

Long lasting

Resists heat & shock loads

Wide operating temperature range

Retails for $8.95

Out of The Box:

The Maxima Waterproof Grease is just as blue as the majority of the label it comes with. This rich color makes it easy to spot where grease is and isn’t when packing hubs, headsets, and bearing.

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Overall Review:

Bicycle grease, it’s what every home mechanic needs on their work bench. With so many companies making such a variety of grease related products, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Do you go for the cheapest option or most expensive? I decided to go with a relatively inexpensive grease, Maxima Waterproof Grease, a while back and with plenty of use from it, here are my impressions:

Detailed Specs:

Salt Water Resistant

Low-Friction

Protects against rust & corrosion

Reduces wear

Long lasting

Resists heat & shock loads

Wide operating temperature range

Retails for $8.95

 

Out of The Box:

The Maxima Waterproof Grease is just as blue as the majority of the label it comes with. This rich color makes it easy to spot where grease is and isn’t when packing hubs, headsets, and bearing.

In addition to the color, the viscosity of the grease is thick enough to coat lower-torqued bolts like those found around the cockpit and linkage of a bike yet thin enough to be packed into smaller bearings and not hinder the rolling efficiency.

I placed the grease around the threads of both of these bolts and only torqued one into the stem, after removing I was able to still see thin layer of grease around the initial threads which is exactly what you want from a good grease. (I apologize that the photo doesn’t show this very well.)

 

Long-Term Durability:

After 2 months of packing my bearings with this grease I opened them back up and was glad to see that the majority of the grease was still there, doing it’s job. What more could you ask for from a basic grease? Although I haven’t had time to put more time between service intervals, I will be happy to update this review with what I observe another 4-6 months down the road.

 

Bottom Line:

Grease is super important to keep your bike running well.From bolts to headsets, to linkage bearings. Any of these dry out and you’re going to have a bad time. Coming in under $10 for a 16 oz jug, you really can’t beat the value of the Maxima Waterproof Grease. It retains well while keeping rolling resistance down in bearings and offers great lubrication between lower-torqued bolts. The blue dye makes seeing where you are applying the grease very helpful. If you are in the market for some effective yet inexpensive grease, pick up a container of this stuff. You will not be disappointed.

Specifications

Product Maxima Waterproof Grease
Type Lube
Features Excellent for bearings, axles, chassis’, brake hardware, and sealant for air filter bases
Salt water resistant
Low-friction
Protects against rust and corrosion
Reduces wear
Long lasting
Resists heat and shock loads
Wide operating temperature range from -20°F (-29°C) to 560°F (293°C)
Miscellaneous WATERPROOF GREASE is a smooth, E.P. Lithium complex multi-purpose grease manufactured in a NLGI #2 consistency- with the added benefits of a high density polymer to provide optimum service under most ambient temperature conditions. This distinctive multi-functional lubricating grease has very good mechanical stability (won’t thin out under normal usage), has excellent resistance to water wash out, clings to metal surfaces under severe conditions as it effectively reduces the coefficient of friction. Fortified with non leaded extreme pressure additives for high load carrying ability and extra protection under shock loading conditions. Rust & corrosion inhibitors provide a further margin of superior performance and protection under a wide variety of adverse operating conditions.
Price $8.95
More Info Maxima USA Website

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