Bike grease is a medium-weight grease that resembles petroleum jelly. If you can‘t find bike grease, you can use white lithium grease instead. This grease is used on car parts and is often less expensive than true bike grease. Do not use automotive bearing grease; it is sticky and can gunk up your components.
Also question is, what do you use white lithium grease for?
It is the ultimate weather resistant heavy-duty lubricant. Just spray the high performance, temperature resistant lubricant where it is needed. White lithium grease is especially useful for metal-to-metal friction like hinges, car door hinges, garage door rails, springs, and any other location where grease is needed.
Likewise, can I use any grease for my bike? For the seatpost you want a “clean” grease, and one that will stick well, not a grease designed to stand the extremes of wheel bearings. “White grease” or silicone grease would be options, or even a heavy oil. For these applications, any reasonably thick grease should suffice.
Herein, is White Lithium Grease good for bearings?
Types of Wheel Bearing Grease Calcium-based grease has high water resistance but only moderate heat resistance. Lithium-based grease is water resistant and has a high tolerance for extreme temperatures. Lastly, white lithium grease is a multipurpose grease that resists corrosion and repels water.
Does white lithium grease eat plastic?
The tube also says that it does not eat away at plastics or rubbers. Lithium is used as the base for the grease. It comes with a variety of additives for various applications. But yes the vast majority of lithium greases will work fine with plastics so I’ll add it to the list.