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Make tripod head move smoother

 
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Oct 23, 2017 03:21 |  #1

I have a Manfrotto MK294A3-D3RC2 294 Aluminium Tripod Kit with 3 Way QR Head and the head does not move that smoothly.
This thread http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=820933 suggests the way to fix it, is to take it apart and then clean it and put a bit off T-9 BoeShield grease (hopefully I can find the UK equivalent) on it
a) what do people think?
b) Any ideas what the UK equivalent is?




  
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Oct 23, 2017 03:37 |  #2

Amazon sell it in the UK ... but it is pricey.

Seems like the key feature of T-9 is that it dries to a wax, meaning that it will not attract dirt or dust or easily contaminate other equipment.

Finish Line Dry Bike Lubricant also dries to a wax and is a fraction of the price ... but, unlike T-9, it is not waterproof. I don't think this will be a major drawback in practice. I can vouch for the fact that it doesn't attract dirt and dust in the way that a wet lubricant or grease would.

EDIT: Digging around, I couldn't find any alternative to T-9 that is both a dry lubricant and waterproof.


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