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Master Arm Corroding Away, Please Help

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#1 Joel San Juan SOC

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 10:33 AM

Hi All,

Was hoping to tap into this pool for help on my corroding arm.
The springs are still fine but the 2 parts that are giving in to the humid south east asian climate are:

1. all the circles with the 2 screws at the joints
2. the area where the Steadicam logos are on the Master series arm

I tried applying an oil coat but it wipes off very quickly when sweat gets on it and the corrosion is getting from bad to worst.
How do you guys maintain it in humid climates?

Please help. Am a newbie

Warmest Regards
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#2 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:26 AM

I would try some CorrosionX or something similar if you can get your hands on it. It seems to work a lot better than traditional oils at protecting from rust and isn't nearly as messy.

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#3 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:47 PM

Given your local environmental conditions, you truly should be wiping down your aluminum arm parts, along with touching up the steel ones too, with a product like CorrosionX at a bare minimum of monthly if not sooner.

While anodizing does provide some basic anti-corrosion protection, local environmental conditions will dictate what keeps the gear working and looking good.

Even human sweat is enough to eat away at the arm components where there is body contact.

CorrosionX can be found at sources such as with aeronautical and marine suppliers.
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#4 Joel San Juan SOC

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:57 AM

Thanks guys, I'll give corrosionX a go. Not sure if they have it here but will look around.

Thanks again for your time

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