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#1 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:12 PM

I was not happy with my current, recommended, choice of lubricant (Dumonde Tech Lite), especially in very cold temperatures. My XCS gimbal became stiff at first and needed to be loosened up by moving it around a couple of times.

 

So I did some research and ended up trying out the following bearing lubricant, with great success.

 

It's called: Muchmore Spin Lube Bearing MMRC3506

 

http://www.ebay.com/...6-/231031577937

 

http://www.muchmoreu...cals/index.html

 

 

very, very low friction, compared to before

 

this is the actual product they use:

 

KAL-SUPERLUBE C68

 

http://www.kalnc.com...ish/pro5_5.html


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#2 Shawn Wang

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

how about Arri oil that Jack mentioned in his tutorial videos ? 


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#3 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:42 PM

I'm sure that's fine too, but Arri offers two different versions.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

Arri high speed oil.
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#5 Matthias Biber

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:37 PM

It comes with the Alexa, when you buy the high speed license.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:49 PM

It comes with the Alexa, when you buy the high speed license.

 

they e-mail you the oil right?


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:34 PM

been running my bearing dry for many years -- my most recent bearing change to the newer pro bearing I used one drop of the high speed Arri oil as Alec mentioned.


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#8 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

Fyi, this is my experience in regards to my specific XCS Gimbal, I'm not trying to change PRO' s recommendation.
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#9 RonBaldwin

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:28 PM

I imagine they'd have very similar requirements/performance?
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#10 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:53 PM

Yes, for sure, but the 'Dumonde Tech Lite' that I was using was just not performing that way I wanted it too.
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#11 RonBaldwin

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:03 PM

how much are the bearing for the XCS gimbal?  If you run dry you'll obviously wear them out sooner than you would with a drop or two of oil.  I am just curious.


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#12 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:35 PM

Thanks for the post. Going to try it on my XCS gimbal. It's still practically winter here, so worth a shot.


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#13 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

how much are the bearing for the XCS gimbal?  If you run dry you'll obviously wear them out sooner than you would with a drop or two of oil.  I am just curious.

prices should be similar to the $800 PRO gimbal bearing? not sure why i would run it dry though, lubrication reduces friction and if you clean your gimbal every couple of month, dirt is not an issue


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#14 RonBaldwin

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:10 AM

A dry bearing (if a good bearing) is much slicker than one with even one drop in it. Clean out an old gimbal bearing and spin it, then add a drop and spin again. I would have never thought of running bit dry until I heard of a few guys doing it and asked Jack. He confirmed that many do it and it's way slicker, but beats up the bearing.
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#15 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:29 AM

Is that the same for the Martini at Jumbos?
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