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Where to get some Syntaglue?

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#1 WAVT

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:11 AM

I cleaned up an older vixen alt-az and regreased. Now there is quite a bit of lost motion that wasn't there with the old sticky gooey stuff that came in it. I liked the "feel" of the flex knobs better before I cleaned and regreased. What or where can I get something that replicates the sticky thick OEM product that everyone complains about so much?

#2 SteveG

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:26 AM

You might try some heavier wheel bearing grease from your local auto parts store. I know what your talking about, sometimes the thinner grease is too thin!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:35 AM

...But you still want to call it Syntaglue...

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:27 PM

If I'm not mistaken, isn't the grease Synta is using basically a silicone grease? I found some of that at my local Ace; it's clear and has almost the exact consistency of Synta's grease, thick and sticky.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

Hi Mike,

there are products known as damping greases that provide the smooth "feel" on many optical assemblies. Nye lubricants makes them. You can also search "damping grease" on Whee-bay for a cheap item - don't know about it's pedigree though.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

You may not like the price though...

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

If you get it from Nye it will cost. The alternative I mentioned is $4. It may be actual weasel grease.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:11 PM

Try some Case farm implement heavy equipment gease. Comes in a handy squeeze tube.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

Don't you mean VIXENglue?! :lol:

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:20 PM

SYNTA DOES NOT MAKE VIXEN HARDWARE.

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