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#1 Fred Neilsen

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:58 PM

Hello again

I have a couple of questions regarding Bolex lubrication

1) Should I attempt to do this myself or should I pay a man $125 to do it for me

-is it worth the risk (breaking the camera)

-is it hard to do (I have used the bolex several times, but only
in rental situations, therefore I have not had to maintain one)

2) What type of oil should I use and what tools will I need

3) What is the procedure for lubricating a bolex, in steps

4) how often should I do this?


Thanks In advanced

Fred
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:46 PM

With cameras, as they are often substantial investments, I always recommend erring on the side of letting the pros handle it. I would speak with a bolex technician on your cameras specific needs and allow him/her to do the more "delicate" (read - taking apart major parts of the camera) maintenance.
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