Lubricating a tape measure

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swimmer_spe

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This winter, I have been doing a reno inside, and have kept my saw outside to do the cutting. I has kept the dust in the basement down, but I created a problem.

One of my tape measures, I would leave at my work station outside. It is under my covered outdoor kitchen, but snow did still blow in. The tape measure does not move very well these days. I wa wondering if spraying some lubricant would make it move better?
 

Eddie_T

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I don't know but for some things such as Little Giant ladders I have read that wiping with Lemon Pledge furniture polish works.
 

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There is no tape measure that needs lubing.
If you do it's just going to leave stains, and attract dirt.
Buy a new one and keep it inside.
 

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Agreed, don't saturate it with anything just wipe it with a cloth dampened with WD40, silicone spray, Pledge or whatever. When it's finished the tape should feel dry not oily.
 
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