Generic Question - do you lube rails?

So when I first got my printer I actually read may manual. As a man, I dont usually do that until something is VERY broken but that is how excited I was about printing! :wink:

So it said to grease the threaded rods once per month and to just wipe down the solid guide bars- no lube needed. So that is what I have done so far. In fact, since it can be dusty here in Texas I wipe the rods down far more often than that (no snickering!)

Then in another thread I saw the topic of sticky Y bars come up so I just wondered, does anyone do anything more than wipe down the bars?


No, if you lube the rods it will gum up the self lubricating teflon igus bearings and cause them to fail.