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    For some reason I hear a squeak from the the cable guard sleeve while drawing my bow. The sleeve seems tighter around the guide bar than it should be. What is the best kind of lubricant to use? Silicone spray does not work. Should I just order a new sleeve and hope is works? Thanks.
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    Sometimes bow string wax can take care of that. However, if it seems like it may be too tight on the rod, it won't hurt to go buy a new one.

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    I have a Maitland bow that squeaks if I don't lubricate the cable rod and the place where the limbs pivot. Very annoying. Best lube for me is the white lithium spray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HIArcher View Post
    For some reason I hear a squeak from the the cable guard sleeve while drawing my bow. The sleeve seems tighter around the guide bar than it should be. What is the best kind of lubricant to use? Silicone spray does not work. Should I just order a new sleeve and hope is works? Thanks.
    Couldn't you sand the interior of the sleeve with 300 or higher grit wet/dry paper? Might have a poor finish inside. Could also polish the rod itself.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will give them a try and see what works for my bow.
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    Try this. Remove the cables from the slide. Remove the slide from the rod. Clean the rod with a paper towel/rag and alcohol. Clean the inside surfaces of the slide with alcohol and Qtips. Reassemble and shoot the bow. The worst thing you can do is add lubricant to a cable rod/slide mechanism. If the noise continues then replace the slide with a Teflon one and this should take care of the situation.
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    I'd do what bfisher said and replace with Teflon or what I did was put on saunders hyperglides on all my bows with cable slides. I own both cable rod bows and rollers and have no problems with either like both.

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