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#1 F.Meiresonne

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:32 AM

Hello, everyone

Who can explain to me how to best clean a stiff drawtube (6" Newt) and what kind of grease I should use or may I not use grease at all???
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 03:41 PM

Is the focuser in need of cleaning or adjustment?

Most focucers have 2 screws that can be used to adjust the amount of effort needed to crank the focuser.

If the focuser is unable to work properly due to dirt/dust/rust etc.. then cleaning methods can vary depending on the materials used in the focusers construction.

I have found that on metal (non painted) parts like gears, racks, housings, acetone works well, chrome cleaner on chrome draw tubes.

Use a very light amount of grease.

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 04:33 PM

I would suggest lithium grease. It's very clean to use.


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