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Old Nov 22, 2007, 9:41 AM   #1
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I have a Manfrotto 3160 tripod. When I loosen the locks on the various rotate, tilt, etc. actions, there is a lot of tightness, even when loosened. Can anyone recommend a lubricant to use to make the actions move smoothly?

Also, the entire horizontal/vertical rotation head has a lot of slop in the horizontal rotation, even when locked. The slop is where the entire head is connected to a flange on the downrod. There are three screws in the flang that holds it; I'm considering removing the head from the flange to check. Anyone done this before?
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