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    Slippery business - grease

    When you take apart and clean your tripods, what do you use to lubricate the thing (joints, threads on locking collars, and the like)?

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    I use a very thin film of a lithium based synthetic grease. Currently I'm using a Locktite product called "Viper", and I buy it in the common 14 ounce tubes.

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    I find that a light marine grease is pretty useful for many things. I certainly wouldn't put it inside a camera, but wouldn't hesitate to use it on a tripod.

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    I only use premium horse grease.

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    Thanks for sharing! I have used lithium grease myself, but was wondering if there wouldn't be something better, or just as good but more 'skin friendly'.


    What is horse grease?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    What is horse grease?
    I think they use it with stud stallions as part of the AI process...

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    I can understand why studs need intelligence added artificially.
    But what part does grease play in it ... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    I can understand why studs need intelligence added artificially.
    But what part does grease play in it ... ?
    I was actually referring to Artificial Insemination and the genetic material collection process

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    I know.

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    Oh-NOW I get it--You're talking about horses---not the two legged, self proclaimed, macho man!!

    Rick

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