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What would be the correct lubricant fo my Arca Swiss F? The front tilt is a little stiff

-- jesse kramer (, April 28, 2002


Jesse: the only lubricant I know that works well on aluminum is one with Teflon particles dispersed within a petroleum grease. Regular lubricants do not work on aluminum, I do not know why. Teflon is not new but Teflon lubricants like the above mentioned are relatively new and patented. Do not remember the name of the brand, a google will find it perhaps. Good luck!

-- Julio Fernandez (, May 01, 2002.

Jesse, You'll have to decide which works best for you , but, today while working on a 1955 Grumman Albatross Amphibious airplane, i needed to lube the Dzus fasteners on all the engine cowlings due to the saltwater and elements attacking the metal. I used a clear product in an 11 oz. spray can from Dow Corning #557 Silicone spray lube. it worked great. I buy it from Aviall at 1 800 AVIALL 1. Maybe this product will help with your prob...

-- miles feigenbaum (, May 03, 2002.

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