Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/08/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Tripod care
From: Adam Bridge <>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 14:34:44 -0700

on 8/19/02 1:48 PM, Bill Satterfield at thoughtfully wrote:

> When you have a lubricant on your tripod, it gets on your hands, the
> Voila, on your camera. I lightly lubed my Leitz Tiltall and i am still
> trying to get all traces off the lubed areas before I use it again.
> Continues to drain a little. I guess i will be forced to spray it with
> ROR, ammonia and all.

Back in the bad-ol'-days we used to use a substance called "neolube" when we
were putting on stainless steel valve caps. You'd paint the threads with the
stuff, both inside and outside, and the caps would spin right on. Nifty
stuff. It was colloidal graphite suspended in alcohol I think. Used it for
spark plugs and stuff too. Worked great.

I've always thought it would be perfect for this sort of application because
it wasn't greasy - the two surfaces slide on a thin film of graphite.


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