my 486rc2 head is dry. should i oil it?


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Isaiahfortythirtyone

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hi guys. the grease on my 486rc2 head dried out. i dont know why. i certainly didnt keep it in my dry cabi. anyway, should i grease it? and if i should, can i use WD40? or is there any other recommended greaser?
 

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NMSS_2 said:
never grease anything that requires friction/grip.:sweat:
Really? I regrease my 486RC2 after I came back from China due to sand in the ball head and it work a lot better then before ........
 

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I have a 484RC2 and originally the ball is dry so no need of any greasing...works perfectly well too!
 

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just use the singer oil. 1-2 drops will do.

i had used cooking oil on my manfrotto 268 big mama ball head. mounted 500mm + 1vhs + 550ex after that. no problem at all.

important is not to over oil it.

the head is design to not only use friction, but also mechnically locking the ball, like a bench vice.
 

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But after some time of usage, the ball will definitely take some physical beating.
 

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denniskee said:
just use the singer oil. 1-2 drops will do.

i had used cooking oil on my manfrotto 268 big mama ball head. mounted 500mm + 1vhs + 550ex after that. no problem at all.

important is not to over oil it.

the head is design to not only use friction, but also mechnically locking the ball, like a bench vice.
this is correct :thumbsup:
 

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be careful what grease you use... if wrong type, too sticky/clingy, then grease + sand = liquid sandpaper...

if the head don't need grease, don't grease it...in doubt, check with manufacturer...
 

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theRBK said:
be careful what grease you use... if wrong type, too sticky/clingy, then grease + sand = liquid sandpaper...

if the head don't need grease, don't grease it...in doubt, check with manufacturer...
Agree. Originally my ball head dun have any grease so dun need to grease it.
 

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