Topic: Lubricating grease - Sugestions?
I've done a few CLA jobs. Some worked out better than others.
One thing I've noticed, is that some of the lenses on wich I've cleaned and relubed the zoom mechanism, it became slack(ish), almost as if there was no lubricant there, the feel was not smooth.
I've used the same light Lithium grease I use for focus helicoids. Is that the problem? it does become king of runny when set in the small spaces of zoom mechanisms (it doesn't drip out like oil, but it looks like it might do so)...
Is there a way of thickening it (heating it to release some of the lighter portions, maybe)? Or is it a matter of just getting the right grease? Any sugestions?
Thanks a lot. Cheers!
P.S.: Had this originaly posted in the cameras section, sorry .
Nikon: D90; F2; F4; FA. RMC Tokina 17/3,5; Nikkor: S.C. 50/1,4; AI-s 28/2,8; Micro 55/2,8; 80-200/4; S. E: 35/2,5; 100/2,8; Viv. S. 1 100/2,5 Macro (Kiron); MC Rokkor PG 58/1,2; Canon FD 300/4. And some others...