Thursday, September 30, 2010

Do you lubricate your pins?

Debbie wrote me asking me to ask you all if you lubricate the pins you have to press to fold or unfold your TravelScoot.  She's worried that it might make them collect grime.

Please posts your pros and cons in the comment section.  I've never lubricated mine but I don't often have to fold my scoot. Thanks! 



  1. I have arthritis in my hands and I had to lubricate the pins, they were getting too hard to push. I fold and unfold mine everyday.

    I would suggest finding something to use besides WD40 it turns black and then it gets on your fingers when you are pushing the pins.

  2. I can't remember if it was Tony or Hardy but I was told to use plain vaseline. Mine needed lubed when I first got it but haven't since and been over a year.

  3. I've heard Hardy say before to use vaseline. My understanding of WD40 is that it isn't a lubricant, it's a water displacer.

  4. I use vaseline on my pins and connecting joints. I do get some grime but nothing serious.

  5. I lubricate my pins with a product called 'JIG-A-LOO" , invisible all-around lubricant. It works great.
    Tim, Toronto, Canada