I also smeared the grooves full of grease too. I found a recipe I like, real stiff, have to heat it a bit to smear in grooves, but after cooling, stays put. Beeswax, crisco, and some LEE ALOX. I don't have a clue as to what the crisco might do in the base of the skirt, he just said to put some there. Maybe he has a bridge to sell me to
I might buy it.