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Seat Pedestal Treatment
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:04:12 PM »

with the type of seat pedestals that Ranger uses they often get stuck down inside the socket and it us darn near impossible to get them unstuck.  I have not put the front pedestal back in the boat yet because of this problem.  I was wondering what is the best way to clean out the deposited calcium and what steps can I take to keep these pedestals from getting stuck again.
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Re: Seat Pedestal Treatment
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 08:39:45 PM »

if it is metal to metal contact, something like pb blaster will aid in getting it clean and free.  to prevent it from happening again, loctite makes a anti-seize compound that you can find at the auto parts store.

hint:  this is the best stuff to put on your prop shaft to keep your prop from seizing to the prop shaft.  it does not wash off.

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Re: Seat Pedestal Treatment
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 10:15:18 PM »

Not sure other than something like a penetrating lubricant like Bo suggested for help removing them if they are stuck. Mine were making all kinds a noises some could be mistaken for very bad gas.

I asked a while back about something that was used on them for lubrication and that would not stain or make a mess. Like when you take a seat out and set it on the deck. I was told Paraffin wax. Man it works great for making them absolutely quiet while being very clean (no staining carpet) and mine come out and go in very easy as if they have been greased.
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Re: Seat Pedestal Treatment
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 03:47:03 PM »

Try Alumi-Slick; it’s for sliding glass door tracks. You can get it at Lowe’s or H


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Re: Seat Pedestal Treatment
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 06:20:03 AM »

I would take some steel wool and clean the pin until it shines then use the lube of your choice. If you pull the pedestal to run then find something that you can set the pin in to keep it from staining the carpet.
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Re: Seat Pedestal Treatment
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 05:15:36 PM »

After you get it out and clean it up, coat it with SilGlyde.  It won't get stuck no mo. ~cf
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Re: Seat Pedestal Treatment
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 05:23:12 PM »

I've been using WD-40

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Re: Seat Pedestal Treatment
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 05:45:55 PM »

Today, I used a scotch write pad to clean all of the oxidation from the pedestal.  Not all that much to deal with.  Then I cleaned out the post hole also using the scotchbrite pad.  I then lubed the socket and used anti seize on the pedestal pole.  Put the pole back into the socket and was pleased how nice and easy it went in.  So I decided to pull it back out just to see how it did.  Guess What.  That rascal is stuck in there again.  Oh Well it will just have to be stuck for a while.  I had the same problem with my other ranger as well.  I do believe I would rather have a screw in pedestal instead of the center locking type but I got what I got for now.
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Re: Seat Pedestal Treatment
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 10:30:17 AM »

i would say that the release button is not pulling the lock pin back far enough at this point.  my buddie's seat poles in his ranger had this problem.  we finally fixed it somehow, but the solution is escaping me right now.  maybe it will cycle through after while.

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