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  1. #1

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    Lubricant for front standard rails/tracks?

    Thinking I was doing the right thing I applied some teflon spray using a cotton bud to the running rails/tracks of my technika III only to find it is now nearly impossible to bring the front standard out of the housing. What can I use to lubricate the rails?

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    Try lighter fluid or naphtha to remove the teflon spray crud. If that doesn't improve things, try using a very fine sewing machine or watch oil for a lubricant, now it will have to work as a solvent to remove the teflon spray that remains after cleaning with lighter fluid.
    Bob

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    I've always found plain paraffin to be a really effective lubricant for many things including camera slide mechanisms. I use canning wax and just rub a little on. I doesn't migrate or bleed to places you don't want it to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandoloid View Post
    I've always found plain paraffin to be a really effective lubricant for many things including camera slide mechanisms. I use canning wax and just rub a little on. I doesn't migrate or bleed to places you don't want it to go.
    Me too!
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Also, common wood floor paste wax. 'Johnson & Johnson's Paste Wax' in the USA.
    Easy does it...A little dab goes a long way.



 

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