Lubricate a Ballhead?

Paul Stenquist pnstenquist at
Sun Mar 18 03:38:50 EDT 2018

I won’t go beyond an alcohol wipe. The ball is a precision surface. It still works. It’s just not perfectly fluid as it once was,


> On Mar 17, 2018, at 11:55 PM, David Mann < at> wrote:
>> On Mar 17, 2018, at 11:06 PM, mike wilson <m.9.wilson at> wrote:
>> Sometimes, a piece of grit may become trapped between the ball and clamping piece of plastic, distorting the plastic.  The resulting "pip" will always cause drag.  Judicious scraping with an extremely sharp implement (I've used a suitably shaped piece of broken glass) will relieve the lump.  A light dusting with PTFE spray can work as a substitute for scraping if there are multiple instances of the issue.  Buying a new pad would be the ideal answer.  Good luck with that.
> Sounds like a bit of fine sandpaper would do the job.
> Cheers,
> Dave
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