I've used silver (Prestone, et al) anti-sieze compound for years,
ever since some pros in a well-regarded LBC shop said that's what they
Paul Hunt wrote:
> There has to be clearance between the splines of the wheel and hub or you
> would have to press the wheels on and off. Grease certainly helps cushion
> the impact that occurs between the faces of the splines between accelerating
> and braking (rear), and like many things it is lack of maintenance that
> causes accelerated wear. In theory the fronts should wear less quickly as
> the only reverse forces will be braking in reverse.
> Can't see the point of getting a special silver grease just for the hubs,
> which might not be the ideal grade for the splines anyway. Any grease that
> gets up the spokes is going to attract dirt to stick to it and that is the
> colour you will see. But the grease will only travel up the spokes anyway
> if you have way too much in there, if it is spreading from the tapered faces
> and the splines to the heads of the spokes you are putting way too much in.
> If you clean the grease off the heads of the spokes none gets up them.