Help! Will lubricant affect spkr.cables?

My H.Tech. Pro-9 bi-wire speaker cables are a very tight fit when trying to slide them up inside my B&W speaker stands. If I put some lubricant on the outside cover to help slide them through would it affect the sound of the wires? Any recommendations? I don't want to damage the casing in case of future resale.
I'd avoid using lubricant, if at all possible. If you must use a lube, I'd suggest something designed specifically for the purpose, such as this.
This post is nineteen years old...
Hopefully he’s not still trying to get his cables through the stands...
Just another situational awareness test(flunked again).