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WAVT
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Where to get some Syntaglue?
      #5377425 - 08/20/12 12:11 PM

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?

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Re: Where to get some Syntaglue? new [Re: WAVT]
      #5377456 - 08/20/12 12:26 PM

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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Re: Where to get some Syntaglue? new [Re: SteveG]
      #5377479 - 08/20/12 12:35 PM

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

Stan


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Re: Where to get some Syntaglue? new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5377575 - 08/20/12 01:27 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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lukasik
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Re: Where to get some Syntaglue? new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5377744 - 08/20/12 02:56 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.

Best Regards,

Bob


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Re: Where to get some Syntaglue? new [Re: lukasik]
      #5377795 - 08/20/12 03:25 PM

You may not like the price though...

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lukasik
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Re: Where to get some Syntaglue? new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5377845 - 08/20/12 03:51 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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Bob


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Geo.
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Re: Where to get some Syntaglue? new [Re: lukasik]
      #5378120 - 08/20/12 06:11 PM

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

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Re: Where to get some Syntaglue? new [Re: Geo.]
      #5378327 - 08/20/12 08:41 PM

Don't you mean VIXENglue?!

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Re: Where to get some Syntaglue? new [Re: rmollise]
      #5378400 - 08/20/12 09:20 PM

SYNTA DOES NOT MAKE VIXEN HARDWARE.

-Rich


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