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#1 Sarah McCulloch

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:42 AM

Hello everybody,

Ive got a creaky arm , I've dissassembled it , got all the dust and grit out , and have wiped most of the grease off in there in the process. Which type of grease do I use , to re-grease it ? There's a rubber covering over the top springs so I dont want to put something on there that will corrode it. Should it be a silicone grease ? Im not too sure and I dont want to mess it up - any recommendations would be gratefully received. Its an actioncam zero g arm.

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Sarah McC.
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#2 Caleb Ennis

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:59 AM

ACF-50 is what I use. Try searching it has been discussed many times.
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#3 chris fawcett

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:06 AM

ACF-50 is what I use. Try searching it has been discussed many times.

Not recommended unless you are taking the arm into extreme conditions.

Sparing drops of Teflon lubricant is better: http://www.radioshac...sion-Oiler.html
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#4 Lars Erik

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 01:46 PM

ACF-50 is what I use. Try searching it has been discussed many times.

Not recommended unless you are taking the arm into extreme conditions.

Sparing drops of Teflon lubricant is better: http://www.radioshac...sion-Oiler.html



Hi Chris,

a lot of guys on the forum use this oil (ACF-50), I use it myself also from time to time. What's the issue with it? Is it damaging in any way?


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#5 chris fawcett

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 03:09 PM

Caveat: I could be mistaken here...

I used it when I was in the Amazon for 5 weeks, but under normal conditions, it's just unnecessary.

Mind you, you live in Norway ;)
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#6 Caleb Ennis

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 05:02 PM

Yeah i use it once every year or two... I never have squeaks just do it to keep corrosion off and lube the bearings.
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#7 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 05:03 PM

Contact Ron Baldwin or BJ if you want larger quantities.
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#8 Caleb Ennis

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 05:54 PM

Awesome good to know, thanks for the info Robert! B)
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#9 Sarah McCulloch

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:00 AM

Thanks for all your help guys. It wasnt damaged just a load of dust in there making it creak. Its smooth as a babies now.

Cheers,


Sarah.
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