September 23, 2018 Login  

Anti seize
Last Post 03/25/2015 12:46 PM by Kenny Gonzales. 5 Replies.
Printer Friendly
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages


03/01/2015 12:12 PM
I read somewhere that the copper based anti seize is the right stuff for titanium.
I read somewhere else that the copper based should not be used on aluminum.
Is all that correct?
IF all this is correct, then Al mated to Ti should get . . .  what?
Any advice appreciated.


03/01/2015 02:07 PM
I use a nickel based anti-seize based on years of working on marine engines that marinated in salt water. We were taught not to use copper on marine stuff due to potential electrolysis. Not sure if that would cause any issues with Ti since it's an inert metal but the alloys used in Ti might.


03/01/2015 02:57 PM
I think the issue with Ti alloys used in bicycles is the Vanadium.
Most stuff I read says DO use copper based (like finish line's product) with Ti.
Red Tornado


03/02/2015 03:56 PM
Have only ever used the Cu based stuff on Ti/Al interfaces.  Never had any problems in 10+ years.


03/03/2015 04:50 PM
You need to consider the redox potentials.
It's like plumbing. Sometimes you need a sacrificial metal added to the system to corrode instead of the critical components.
Aluminum does not rust. It forms a stable oxide. But look at the bottom of aluminum frames in salted areas. They corrode like crazy.
Gonzo Cyclist


03/25/2015 12:46 PM
yup, copper based for Ti
You are not authorized to post a reply.

Active Forums 4.1

Latest Forum Posts

Moving cross-country, bike help posted in Gear Advice

Confessions of a Retro Grouch posted in Gear Advice

I'm getting psyched! posted in The Coffee Shop

Vuelta 2018 posted in Professional Racing

No articles match criteria.
  Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy  Copyright 2008-2013 by VeloNation LLC