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    Re: Graphite grease for sextant?
    From: W F Jones
    Date: 2014 Nov 06, 13:54 -0500

    No experience here but I vaguely recall something from years ago about
    not using graphite based lubricants where water may come into contact.
    I believe it had to do with a severe corrosion problem related to boat
    trailer wheels.  I personally do not consider it suitable for use on/in
    a precision instrument.
    
    Frank J.
    Rochester, NY
    
    On 11/6/2014 12:01 PM, Ivan L wrote:
    > Hello everyone,
    > after some searching and browsing the net, I decided to ask for some 
    Graphite Grease from my auto-mechanic. He was kind enough to get me a small 
    dose for free.
    > The intention is to grease some parts of the sextant with it, to ensure 
    slow-motion (with somewhat resistance, i.e. for index magnifier).
    > Does anyone have any experience with this specific kind of grease? (before I apply)
    > Thank You in advance
    > Ivan
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