It needs more than just a wipe down. I de-primed a few hulls last night just to see how the machine felt. It could use a good hosing off. I even thought about taking it to the car wash, but that just didn't sound like the right thing to do.
I also discovered a can of carburetor cleaner in the shop that I thought about using, and may still. The CLP type lube sounds good too. I also considered a dry lubricant like graphite.