Lithium grease


i bought a set of V3 Pedals, sadly the guy did not have any lithiumgrease left and i need to buy some to greases them. My Question is, is there differences between Lithium grease and Lithium soap grease and what do the colors mean like whiter or green Lithium grease.



  • Just make sure that the grease you buy is safe for use on rubbers. The Fanatec elastomers are some king of silicone rubber rather than natural rubber, but this can still be broken down by some greases.

    The colours don't mean anything on their own - manufacturers use different colours for various heat and load resistance ratings but they aren't standardised. The grease has an easy life in the pedals, not subject to excess heat or tremendous loading so any rubber safe grease will perform well.

  • Tae YooTae Yoo Member
    edited February 2023

    Hi, not sure exactly which component you're trying to lubricate, but I pasted an article at the bottom comparing between lithium grease vs. silicone grease.

    Based on article and my assumption(open for others to correct me as needed):

    • Metal parts on V3 --> probably safe to use lithium grease (I use very little of White lithium grease spray on metal to metal contacts on joints, can purchase on amazon/dept. store)
    • V3 rubber (BPK) --> sounds like Silicone grease is what's recommended based on article below ("As lithium is based on petroleum, it tends to speed up rubber and plastic components decay")

    White Lithium Grease

    The composition of grease is a mixture of soap blended with vegetable or mineral oil. A trait of grease is that it has a high level of gooeyness when used on surfaces.

    Lithium-based lubricants are used in cars and machinery in general. It’s not advisable to use them on plastic parts. As lithium is based on petroleum, it tends to speed up rubber and plastic components decay. Lithium-based grease can withstand high temperatures and are perfect for cars, heavy machinery, and guns.

    White lithium grease repels water and is a prevalent option for not-so-demanding parts. It includes door hinges and sunroof sliding panels. Additionally, it helps to prevent corrosion and rust. Although, beware of the amount you use because it collects dust and dirt, which can defeat its purpose. Consider using a dry lubricant if you don’t want it to attract dust.

    Silicone Grease

    The silicone grease composition, waterproof, is produced by mixing silicone oil with a thickening agent, namely amorphous fumed silica. Combining these two, the grease comes out as a white coloured gluey paste. Specialised lubricants are produced from fluorinated silicones.

    If you need a lubricant that won’t damage plastic and rubber parts, it’s better to go for a silicone lubricant. You can usually find it in two different forms: silicone grease and silicone spray. Those lubes work well on every surface, but they can’t stand high temperatures; they are not advisable for car parts that deal with extreme temperatures.

    They are water-resistant and, in some formulations, non-toxic. A silicone lube stays put even when submerged. For those reasons, they’re commonly used for plumbing and dental tools. Silicone lubricants have a wide range of applications, from car doors to condoms. Yet, when it comes to private purposes, many will prefer water-based lubes.

  • Thx a lot for the quick answers. The guy who sold me the pedals, said they need some grease. I dont know how they are in perfect condition but it feels like the brake could use some grease to be a little more smooth. I want to use the lithium grease for the shafts which move in and out while moving the pedals.

    I have read the posts about the Rubber thing and using Silicon on it, but thx for still mentioning it just in case. I dont know where that rubber is but ill find out with google im sure.

    Enjoy the W-end!

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