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#1 PaulEdwards

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 12:59 PM

Just done a search on the forum for comments regarding using ACF-50. Unfortunately I think the comments I'm looking for were lost when we were hacked. I remember Peter Abraham and Larry writing in and I'm sure there were others who were impressed with ACF-50.

Having spent two days on or near a Dublin beach, I have decided to try it out on my arm and my main question was whether I should be worried about getting the stuff into the bearings and how it might react with the grease already in there. Is it safe to spray it everywhere including on the plastic coated spring cables? There aren't any 'do-not' warnings on the can which I find reassuring and disconcerting!

Any comments appreciated,

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#2 KarloTomic

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 07:30 PM

Hey Paul,
I had the same concerns as you and asked Larry about how liberal I could be with applying it to my arm (master series), and he said the only concern would be with anything made of rubber. other than that go crazy with the shit!
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#3 PaulEdwards

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 07:00 PM

Thanks Karlo!
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#4 Larry McConkey

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 11:22 AM

It is only natural rubber that ACF-50 will attack, and there is almost nothing made of natural rubber anymore because the atmosphere itself deteriorates natural rubber. Any rubber these days is synthetic and that is fine - so the only thing that ACF-50 should not be used on is anything that depends upon friction! Also be aware that it will migrate into difficult to reach areas over time, especially with motion, so if you spray an area and it doesn't seem to do the job, wait a few minutes and test it again... it lasts up to a year or two and will eat away at existing corrosion to some extent as well as preventing it.

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#5 David Allen Grove

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 12:40 PM

Just done a search on the forum for comments regarding using ACF-50. Unfortunately I think the comments I'm looking for were lost when we were hacked. I remember Peter Abraham and Larry writing in and I'm sure there were others who were impressed with ACF-50.

Paul

I saved the info on where you can buy ACF-50 on the Steadicam Guild web site. Under "Tech Tips" http://www.steadicamguild.net
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#6 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 06:15 PM

David,
The tech tips link on the website isn't working. Just thought I'd let you know. All the rest of the links seem to be working fine.
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#7 PaulEdwards

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 06:02 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.

If anyone in the UK is interested in getting hold of a can of ACF-50, I got mine from...

http://www.jaws-motorcycles.co.uk/

They posted it straight away and were happy for me to send a cheque once it had arrived. It cost just over £15 inc. postage.

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#8 David Allen Grove

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 10:03 AM

David,
The tech tips link on the website isn't working. Just thought I'd let you know. All the rest of the links seem to be working fine.

Thanks for letting me know Brad. Hmm. Seems to be working on my computer. I have a PC w/explorer.

You might have to click on "Tech Tips" twice or choose from one of the selections?
There is actually only one tech tip listed so far and that's the last one on the list under Clean/repair/modify.

Try that out and let me know if it works. If it still doesn't work, I'll just change the way those pages are selected.
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#9 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 07:12 PM

Nope, still doesn't work. It won't even let me click on it.
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#10 David Allen Grove

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 01:49 PM

I fixed the tech tips menu problem on the guild web site but in doing so, I accidently lost Larry's original post that had the address and web site for the ACF-50.

DARN IT!!!! :angry:
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#11 Larry McConkey

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 09:00 AM

ACF-50 is made by:

Lear Chemical Research Corporation
PO Box 1040 Station B
Mississauga, Ontario
416-564-0018

In the US is available through:

SanVal (at Van Nuys Airport) mail order
800- 423-3281

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#12 David Allen Grove

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 10:02 AM

Thanks Larry! That information is back on the guild web site.
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#13 joe mcnally

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 01:07 PM

Hi Paul
just wondered if the ACF50 is a similar product to WD40 ?
BTW I was working in North Wales last week with a young actress whose parents are your neighbours, small world !
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#14 PaulEdwards

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 05:04 PM

Hi Joe,

ACF-50 is far superior to WD-40 (hence the price!). It does the penetrating/lubricating thing but also stops corrosion on contact and forms a non-oily protective barrier. Here is the blurb from the sellers.....

"ACF-50 is a state-of-the-art anti-corrosion/lubricating compound that has been specially designed for aviation and aerospace use. It is a clean, clear, non-toxic, ultra-thin fluid compound which leaves a non-greasy atmospheric barrier to protect metal surfaces. ACF-50 will kill corrosion cells on contact and completely remove the moisture from the metal surface. It actively penetrates into seams, lap joints and even beneath rivet heads, expelling moisture and saline solutions (salt water).

ACF-50 can be used on all types of plastics, paints and seals without fear of damage.

ACF-50, with a dielectric rating of almost 40KV, can be used to great effect on all your electrical connections too.

No matter how hot, cold, humid, or salt-laden your atmosphere is, ACF-50 will perform. It will remain effective for up to two years."


I guess the 'young actress' in North Wales must have been Morven Mercer?

Cheers Paul
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#15 joe mcnally

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 03:46 PM

Thanks Paul
I'll order some over the next few days, all predictions are for severe winter in UK, niiice.
Did you get a definitive answer regarding spraying into already greased/lubricated parts. I am still not clear.
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