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May 26, 2016 22:21 |  #16

05Xrunner wrote in post #18019823 (external link)
could maybe get some of this
http://www.homedepot.c​om ...-Lubricant-8-GS/202597501 (external link)
spray a tiny bit on a towel and rub it on the bayonet of the lens hood to give a very thin film

Or you could try using a pencil.


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May 26, 2016 22:47 as a reply to post 18019936 |  #17

I've been using the rubber band trick for about 3 years now on my 200L because the hood is hard to get off...... with a rubber band you do not need to tighten the knurled screw as much and also it helps prevent chipping to the vulnerable area where the hood meets the body. I have had to do this also to my 500L.....the 400DO does not have the problem.

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May 26, 2016 23:43 |  #18

Bassat wrote in post #18020010 (external link)
Yep, nose grease. I've been using it for 40+ years. Works great, its always with you, and its free! Just make sure you rub that finger on the OUTSIDE of your nose! :)


MatthewK wrote in post #18020234 (external link)
Also good for reducing the head on a beer :-D


FEChariot wrote in post #18020276 (external link)
I won't be wasting the stuff on protecting my lenses. Got to keep the priorities straight here.

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May 27, 2016 07:13 |  #19

so all this talk I wanted to lube my hoods cause some have a little more resistance then others.
I ended up using my Froglube paste that i use on my guns.
worked just fine. just used a tiny film on my fingers and wiped it on


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May 27, 2016 07:17 |  #20

05Xrunner wrote in post #18020627 (external link)
so all this talk I wanted to lube my hoods cause some have a little more resistance then others.
I ended up using my Froglube paste that i use on my guns.
worked just fine. just used a tiny film on my fingers and wiped it on

I have that stuff in my photo cabinet ironically where I have one drawer setup for my cleaning supplies. I have alot of people complain about the FL but I haven't had any problems at all. I apply it as directed and wipe off and don't leave it caked on like they did lol. Of couse I just a have a few pistols and two rifles and I'm not some die hard junky looking to take over the world either.

You make a good valid point. I can't believe I didn't think about that stuff.


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May 27, 2016 07:23 |  #21

yea so far I havnt had any issues with froglube. Only took it out for a few hundred shots in handguns so far. Its hard getting use to it as not seeing the oil there and thinking its properly lubed. I use a very thin film and wipe off as well. I like that it stays in place and doesnt run around like oil.


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May 27, 2016 07:28 |  #22

05Xrunner wrote in post #18020631 (external link)
yea so far I havnt had any issues with froglube. Only took it out for a few hundred shots in handguns so far. Its hard getting use to it as not seeing the oil there and thinking its properly lubed. I use a very thin film and wipe off as well. I like that it stays in place and doesnt run around like oil.

You know I wouldn't ever heat a lens but the lens hood you could heat with a hairdryer and just treat the mount part of the hood... wipe off and should be good. Dang dude, I appreciate your post. I think I found my solution!


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May 27, 2016 08:34 |  #23

yea that is the one PITA with FL is doing the heating stage so the metal would open its pours for it.
I didnt heat the hood. Probably wouldnt hurt maybe I will get the wifes Hairdryer tonight and give it a warm up and apply another thin layer. nice thing is that stuff when it cools dont need to worry about it running and with the microscopic layer you add even if it does warm up not enough to ever creep into the lens or anything


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Jun 02, 2016 10:09 |  #24

Froglube works great... just rub it on and wipe off... yup, nice and smooth and peace of mind I'm not going to mark up the lens mount.

Awesome!


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