How a 804RC2 Manfrotto head can be cleaned and lubricated?

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  1. Henry Alive

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    I own a 190XB Manfrotto tripod and an 804RC2 head. The head is not working very well, by the fact that I can not move it gently. In fact, I suppose it needs to be cleaned and lubricate. I have never taken it to pieces, so I ask: Do you know how I can dismantle the head?
    Thank you,
    Henry.
     
  2. John Koehrer

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    Carefully?

    Tripod heads usually rely on concealed screws to keep peoples finger out.
    If you have name plates, that's going to be the obvious place to look. sometimes a drop of acetone will loosen the glue enough to pop it off.
    You can also use the point of a straight pin to pick tup the edge to remove it.
    They bend and scratch REALLY easy.
     
  3. Henry Alive

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    Thanks, John, for your comment. I am not sure if I should follow your suggestion or if it could be safer (for my tripod) to carry it to a Manfrotto service.
    Henry.
     
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    On that head, you could add a single drop of oil to each clamp and see if that helps. Those split casting style clamps get pretty dusty inside.
     
  5. Henry Alive

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    Thanks, Bob. I have done and it works a little bit better.
    Henry.