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    Greasing a ballhead.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Kennedy
    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?
    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.

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    Damn, it's a thread about tripods .... :-)
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    At least I didn't say "How to grease my sticky ballhead ball"...

    This is a family forum after all....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Kennedy
    At least I didn't say "How to grease my sticky ballhead ball"...

    This is a family forum after all....
    Uh....didnt you just do that?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme Hird
    Damn, it's a thread about tripods .... :-)
    Yes indeed...
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    Tom,

    That looks distinctly digital! (Where do I get one? Are they coming out in a mac version soon? )
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    HEATHEN! AWAY WITH THINE DIGITAL IMAGES!
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    I keep telling her, "Honey, that's NOT grease!"



 

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