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The day after Sea Air

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#1 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 08:39 PM

I shot once on the Gloucester Coast this week, right on the beach.

I forgot how humid the air is there *hits head*

What can I do to clean the rig now that it's been 24 hours, and what can I do for the next few days to make sure I don't, er.. mess anything up?

Thanks for the help.
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#2 Ramon Engle

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 11:03 PM

Bryan, take a good look at all the screw heads and anything else that is steel on your rig. Even after a day you should see the rust forming after beach exposure. Hit the rusty spots with a tiny wire brush and then apply a touch of 3 in 1 oil or any type of light oil based lubricant. Don't use much at all.
To inhibit any more rust from occurring I use a handy little device from Cortec called an emiiter.

The little gas emitters last about a year and work well. Toss one in your case and it will stiffle any rust that has begun to form. It's up to you to clean off any affected surfaces but once you do the emitter works well to keep the crust at bay.
How's your gimbal? Is it noisy at all?

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