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Lubrication Bolex gears

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#1 Joel Pierre

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:19 AM

What it is better to use to lubricate Bolex gears (here a Bolex G16 projector) some of them are made ​​of a material color "Chocolate" which does not appear to be in metal?
 
- Nothing at all?
 
- Oil?
 
- Grease?
 
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#2 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:24 AM

I think the brown gears are phenolic. According to the G16 manual the gearwheels and claw mechanism are lubricated with 'ASEOL' grease, but you could probably use other high-temp greases suitable for projector gear trains. This one is popular:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...E-/150389549891

 


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#3 Chris Millar

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:24 AM

Seems wise to use a relatively sacrificial phenolic gear to mate with what I'm guessing would be much harder object to both manufacturer and install.
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#4 Alan Duckworth

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:56 PM

In the US, Super Lube is an on-the-shelf item at your neighbourhood Ace Hardware. The other hardware store chains may also carry it, but Ace is the only place that I have actually seen it.


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#5 Robert Ditto

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:13 PM

Hello Dom,

Can you tell a person where to find a G series maintenance and repair manual? I own two G16s and a G816 that I would relish the opportunity to restore.

Sincerely, Respectfully,
Robert M. Ditto
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#6 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:14 PM

Hi Robert,

 

Can't really help you there sorry.

Sent you a PM with some options.


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#7 Robert Ditto

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:56 AM

Thank You, Dom.

I appreciate your time anyway.

Sincerely, Respectfully,
Robert M. Ditto
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