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    Best lube to use for lat machine attachment?

    I have one of those plate loaded lat pull down/low row attachments for my rack:



    I find I need to spritz it down with some silicone lube before every use if I want the plate holder to slide easily.

    Is this the appropriate lube to use? It seems odd to me that I need to lube it up before every use, so it has me thinking that this isn't the right stuff to be using. Perhaps some WD-40? Or maybe that's just the nature of these plate loaded pieces of equipment meant for the home gym?
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    I've always had good results using silicone, at present I use a Teflon based lubricant.

    Another option if a spray lube doesn't work is lithium grease.
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    +1 on the silicone w/ PTFE (Teflon). Linear bearings and the associated shafts get Super Lube. Guide rods get silicone w/ PTFE.

    That design is never going to be particularly smooth though, so keep your expectations low.
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    I will concur,silicone spray was recommended when i bought my lat pulldown years ago.
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