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#1 Michael Nelson

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:20 PM

The chest plate on my Ultra 2 vest, namely the metal section that slides to adjust the length of the vest, squeaks and creaks when it's under load. If I clean it with a light soap and water, the creaking stops, but is back after a few days. Should I get some type of lubricant to stop the creaking for longer durations?
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#2 PeterAbraham

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:05 PM

The chest plate on my Ultra 2 vest, namely the metal section that slides to adjust the length of the vest, squeaks and creaks when it's under load. If I clean it with a light soap and water, the creaking stops, but is back after a few days. Should I get some type of lubricant to stop the creaking for longer durations?



Hi Michael,

Give me a call so we can discuss this if you have a moment.

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Peter Abraham

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#3 Marco Dardari

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:06 AM

I've the same problem on my Ultra2 vest, in my case is the metal section with the socket block that under load squeaks and creaks.
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#4 Yoshua Berkowitz

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 02:15 PM

Hi guys,

Sound deparment want to kill me, i have the same problem. Did you fix the problem?, could you explain me what have you done?.

Thanks

Yosh
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#5 Norbert von der Heidt

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:26 PM

The chest plate on my Ultra 2 vest, namely the metal section that slides to adjust the length of the vest, squeaks and creaks when it's under load. If I clean it with a light soap and water, the creaking stops, but is back after a few days. Should I get some type of lubricant to stop the creaking for longer durations?



Hi Michael,

Give me a call so we can discuss this if you have a moment.

Best,

Peter Abraham

Dir. of Technical Services, Steadicam®

917=453-1219



Hi Peter
Just wondering why you just can't answer the question on the forum for all to benefit by instead of asking for a phone call ..... is it a secret that would compromise national security?:D
Inquiring minds want to know.
Thanks
Norbert
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#6 RonBaldwin

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:04 PM

Lisagav will cure all ills
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#7 BJMcDonnell SOC

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:43 PM

Lisigav is the answer. Damn Ron beat me to it.
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#8 Michael Nelson

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:47 AM

Sorry I didn't follow up with this. I am actually no longer working with that vest as it was owned by the studio. I am not sure what the status of the vest is with regards to the creaking. I continued to clean it for a few weeks after posting the question and then ended up moving out of state ad not using the vest anymore. Sorry for the unanswered question!
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#9 Aaron King

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

I have been getting quite a bit of creeks and pops in my LX Vest here lately, probably the same thing that was being experienced with the Ultra vest. It's very frustrating. I have tried to isolate and solve the problem on my own with temporary results. Was anything ever achieved by anyone? This thread just comes to an abrupt stop with no solution. Just thought I would ask everyone first before I give someone a call.
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#10 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

Don't know where you are located but if it's a metal on metal noise try some "Froglube" on the metal.
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#11 Aaron King

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

It's definitely metal on metal, happening in the socket block spar adjustment area where it meets the center spar. I'm located in Nashville, and they don't have Froglube listed in the area on their page, but I will call up some places close by and double check. Is Froglube similar to teflon?
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#12 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

It's definitely metal on metal, happening in the socket block spar adjustment area where it meets the center spar. I'm located in Nashville, and they don't have Froglube listed in the area on their page, but I will call up some places close by and double check. Is Froglube similar to teflon?



Nothing like teflon at all.

PM me your address and I'll send you a tester tube of it which will be more than enough. when you use it first clean the area with a degreaser then heat the part with a heat gun and apply the froglube, allow it to sit until cool and then wipe it down. Do it to both sides I'm thinking it should help.
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#13 PeterAbraham

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:11 PM

Oh gosh far from hiding any ideas. Glad to write it out here.

First of all, I'm eager to try Eric's solution ( pun intended ). Anodized aluminum on anodized aluminum is astonishingly dry. Just the Ghobi Desert of dry.

My go-to squeak fix costs . 99 cents and lasts for months. Get a stick of Chap-Stik. Rub a bit on your finger. Apply to the squeaky bits. The wax lasts much longer than a thinner lubricant, does the job, and can be reapplied in the field quickly.

However, if this aquatic goop that Eric has soaks into the top molecular layers of the metal and creates an area of true lubrication, I'd love to try it out.

Best to all,

Peter Abraham
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#14 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:22 PM

First of all, I'm eager to try Eric's solution ( pun intended ). Anodized aluminum on anodized aluminum is astonishingly dry. Just the Ghobi Desert of dry.

However, if this aquatic goop that Eric has soaks into the top molecular layers of the metal and creates an area of true lubrication, I'd love to try it out.



Frog Lube is pretty damn amazing stuff, it basically does the same thing as seasoning a cast iron skillet, it does seal the pores of the metal (Coated or not) and creates a glass like surface that is dry lubricated. It's the best thing I've ever used on my guns, now after a 1000 round weekend I do nothing more than wipe my gun down and it's clean and still lubricated
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:08 AM

First of all, I'm eager to try Eric's solution ( pun intended ). Anodized aluminum on anodized aluminum is astonishingly dry. Just the Ghobi Desert of dry.

However, if this aquatic goop that Eric has soaks into the top molecular layers of the metal and creates an area of true lubrication, I'd love to try it out.



Frog Lube is pretty damn amazing stuff, it basically does the same thing as seasoning a cast iron skillet, it does seal the pores of the metal (Coated or not) and creates a glass like surface that is dry lubricated. It's the best thing I've ever used on my guns, now after a 1000 round weekend I do nothing more than wipe my gun down and it's clean and still lubricated


Would it work for chains ? Curious, because I use Alco Metalube http://alcometalube.com/products.htm

Its the grease recommended by Chapman/Leonard for all their dollies..
I use it on my vest - no sound for a year so far, but god help you if you get it on your clothes.
Your method sounds cleaner for sure.
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