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#26 redlinedb16a

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:05 PM

Well that cool to know that my ablity to be fearless and tackle my issues can help others

If you have any questions let me know
Ill rip mine apart to get an answer if I have too

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:20 AM

Redline, finally stopped into an automotive store and picked up a tube of "AGS White Lithium Grease", some mentioned that as good too. How am I supposed to grease the shaft, fingers, wooden stick ect? And what is the best amount of cover I apply?

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:15 AM

When I service scopes I use White Lithum grease with a bit of synthetic Motor Oil mixed in. Super Lube and oil work nearly as well.
About 1/4 tsp white grease and 8 drops of oil work best.
If the grease is thick it grabs the baffle and causes it to drag causing the shift, If it is thinner it fills the space
but slides much easier.
I have been using this for over 24 years, I had tried just about every other Grease/combo, under the sun.
I was even able to rid my Meade 7"Maksutov of image shift with this. Before it would shift nearly twice Jupiters Disk!
Collimation is more stable now as well.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:33 PM

Orion, this is the grease I just bought. Does it have to be synthetic motor oil? Sounds like you have a ton of experience doing this.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:31 AM

Did anyone see this picture of the grease I bought, ready to lube the shaft, but want to double check with you guys first?

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#31 redlinedb16a

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:31 AM

I know some lithium grease if sits for awhile the oil separates from the grease
That's why on the tube instructions it says to kneed the tube before use

I have zero experience with the grease you have






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