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Louietheflyisme
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A Question About My CG-3 new
      #6039601 - 08/22/13 05:19 AM

Hi Everyone,

The fine adjustment knob things on my CG-3 are very stiff and also slip sometimes. Is there a way that I can maybe grease them so they don't move so jumpily and move smoother? I was thinking maybe vaseline but wanted to ask someone here first.

Thanks,

Louis

Edited by Louietheflyisme (08/22/13 05:20 AM)


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Re: A Question About My CG-3 [Re: Louietheflyisme]
      #6046829 - 08/26/13 11:36 AM

The slomotion controls? Synta made GEMs are famous for sticky grease. Used to be black goo. Now they seem to be using a heavy silicone that's very much like Dow's high vacuum grease. You can tear it down, clean it out best you can are relube with a lighter grease. Also the mesh of the worm gear is too tight when new, before the gears have worn themselves to a better fit. You can lap them with a mild abrasive (I use a bicarb slurry and a battery operated drill motor).

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