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?