I'm a believer in Teflon tape. I even use it on the threads for the tank. As long as you keep it clear of the mating surface, it can help prevent galling.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk