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    Quote Originally Posted by waynecrider View Post
    I've got a lens adapter with some moving parts. I think a little lubricant wouldn't hurt on the metal contact points.
    Clock oil.

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    I agree with Roger. Clock oil has less tendency to spread than most oils. One lubricant I use as well is "Lock ease" made by AGS. It is graphite suspended in a solvent. It is good for locks as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard ide View Post
    Clock oil has less tendency to spread than most oils.
    And less tendency to dry up/gum up with time.

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    "And less tendency to dry up/gum up with time."
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    Quote Originally Posted by richard ide View Post
    "And less tendency to dry up/gum up with time."
    Aaaargh. Didn't notice it when I wrote it, obviously.

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    we use white grease on the drive chains of our fuji film and print proscesors. Not sure if it's anything special, all the writing other than fuji film is in japanese.

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    Another method which may be suitable for some applications is to apply a very small amount of paste wax with a Qtip.
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    Just as an aside, if you have sticky processing gear, a tiny bit of anhydrous lanolin can work as a lubricant. A cine film processor manufacturer I know uses it on the PVC valves in their chemical recirculation loops and it does not spot the film. Of course, it may make a difference that their developer tank is 500 gallons and recirculated by 3 horsepower pumps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks View Post
    Some run dry; some use clock oil. An old quick-and-dirty trick for cleaning and lubricating leaf shutters is allegedly to dissolve 5-10% clock oil in ether; slosh the shutter around in that for a while; drain it; and let it dry. A tiny amount of oil is left: not enough to gum up the blades, but enough to add a little lubricant on the bearings. I'd be grateful if anyone who has actually tried this could say if it works.
    A very similar result can be obtained using 'Quickstart' from the auto supply store such as Canadian Tire. It is essentially ether and seems to leave just enough residue to lubricate.
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