I've become a real fam of the teflon-based dry lubes. I "discovered" them at the bicycle shop. Apparently it is a technology that bicyclists kew about for quite some time but I did not. Not cheap but a little goes a long way. Goes on wet and quickly the liquid carrier evaporates. Then the lubricant is both effectve and dry to the touch. Fantastic stuff. The brand I have is Finish Line Dry Teflon Lube -- $7 for 2 ounces. I know there are other brands too. As others have said -- clean everything up first.