Been doing some work on a 15 year old woodstove, and have come to a stopping point. I have 4 screws that need to be replaced and I'd like to prevent them from binding to the stove castings as the previous ones did. (Couldn't come up with an appropriate sacrafice to offer Google, thus it's results were mostly industrial processes.)
I'm thinking of using stainless steel screws of the same size with a dry graphite lubricant to prevent this, but am unsure how the lubricant will hold up under the high-temperature environment of the stove, and wether this will allow the screws to work out more easily due to thermal expansion / contraction.
Any thoughts greatly appreciated, and thanks for your time!