Greasing a ballhead.

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Robert Kennedy, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Robert Kennedy

    Robert Kennedy Member

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    You know, I'd like to say first that I tried, and in no way could I make the title of this thread not sound dirty....

    Anyway...I have a Manfrotto ballhead that use with my LF equipment (and all my equipment really), and they grease on the head is a bit old. When the head sits for a while, it takes a good knock to loosen it.

    Any cures for this? I think more grease would help, but what kind?
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd probably try to clean out the old grease with naphtha and replace it with a white lithium grease.
     
  3. Jorge

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    I would use a graphite grease, not the normal grease, grease...lol..dont know how else to say it.

    As David said, clean it up and recoat it with graphite grease, it should not stick like this.
     
  4. Graeme Hird

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    Damn, it's a thread about tripods .... :smile:
     
  5. Robert Kennedy

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    At least I didn't say "How to grease my sticky ballhead ball"...

    This is a family forum after all....
     
  6. Jorge

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    Uh....didnt you just do that?....:smile:
     
  7. Tom Hoskinson

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    Yes indeed... :D
     

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    Tom,

    That looks distinctly digital! (Where do I get one? Are they coming out in a mac version soon? :smile:)
     
  9. Robert Kennedy

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    HEATHEN! AWAY WITH THINE DIGITAL IMAGES!
     
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    I keep telling her, "Honey, that's NOT grease!"