Stduio color 575s, CMY needs Lubrication?

MisebeamMisebeam Registered User
edited August 2009 in HES Automated Lighting
I have 2 Studio color 575s, the CMY seems to make noise as in needing Lubrication during color cycles? Can I use something like an silicon grease to lubricate?, or should there be any lubrication at all?

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  • MisebeamMisebeam Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Lubrication... Anyone?
  • tadawsontadawson Registered User
    edited August 2009
    The word I got on this when I refurbed a couple of older Colors a couple of years ago was that High End ran them dry, or used some exotic stupid-expensive synthetic grease. Myself, when I rebuilt mine, I cleaned the shafts to totally devoid of anything, and used a very, very, VERY (did I mention VERY?) thin film of high temp brake caliper grease, and it has been working like a champ for several years . . . .

    The trick is to either use nothing, or something that will not run and get into the optics. The stuff I found was rated to something like 600 degrees, which I felt was pretty unlikely in a movers optics . . .

    - Tim
  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited August 2009
    I concur,
    Nothing,
    Or use Krytox. (suggested very expensive high end lubricant)
    In any case, if you use to much grease they will start to lose home if you try to change color quickly.
    the CMY system on those is very touchy to any excess in friction.
    Good Luck,
    Joshua Wood
  • tadawsontadawson Registered User
    edited August 2009
    That would be the one! Couldn't remember the name for the life of me . . . .

    - Tim
    Woodj32177;40329 said:
    I concur,
    Nothing,
    Or use Krytox. (suggested very expensive high end lubricant)
    In any case, if you use to much grease they will start to lose home if you try to change color quickly.
    the CMY system on those is very touchy to any excess in friction.
    Good Luck,
    Joshua Wood
  • MisebeamMisebeam Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Ah... thanks for the info,
    I have a yellow wheel, that is getting stuck sometimes when it goes back to home, and the units make some noise when color mixing. I think I will go with nothing, and just clean the whole entire color system. I had some hi-temp silicon based lubrication that I used on my MACs, but they are less wattage, and aslo fan cooled, so I do not think I will tempt with fate with these lights.

    Thanks for all of the info!!!!
  • SHOWGUNSHOWGUN Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited August 2009
    Yeah tadawson's Right When I refurb Lights, I use high temp brake caliper grease for all of my CMY Systems and to apply it I use a like a super thin 180deg Fan Paint brush it works great.

    Hope this helps!
  • MisebeamMisebeam Registered User
    edited August 2009
    How about the Iris??
  • tadawsontadawson Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Can't help you much there. Mine have been noisy from the get-go, and HES had recommended dry graphite. I pulled them all out, and cleaned them all extensively to remove any gunk or residue, and treated with dry graphite. They run as smooth as silk, and dead silent by hand, but the vibration of the stepping of the motors rattles the blades like crazy, and they are still noisy . . .

    If someone else has ideas on this one, I'd love to hear them . . .

    - Tim
  • MisebeamMisebeam Registered User
    edited August 2009
    AH,
    I just finished performing a PM on my units. Found I need some new belts, and a lot of derbis on the color wheel shafts. Cleaned, and lube with a tiny tiny tiny bit of the high temp caliper grease.

    I noticed that the iris was "dragging" when it is almost open, they look clean, but I did not know if I could put some grease in them.
  • tadawsontadawson Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I was tolld by High End dry lube or nothing . . . and I tend to agree. Dirt in the iris would definitely not be good. Just flushing them out with something that leaves no residue (I think I hosed mine with brake parts cleaner or something similar . . .) will work wonders in freeing them up.

    - Tim
    Misebeam;40427 said:
    AH,
    I just finished performing a PM on my units. Found I need some new belts, and a lot of derbis on the color wheel shafts. Cleaned, and lube with a tiny tiny tiny bit of the high temp caliper grease.

    I noticed that the iris was "dragging" when it is almost open, they look clean, but I did not know if I could put some grease in them.
  • MisebeamMisebeam Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Okay,
    that makes complete sense, I think I will try and blow them out, and maybe a little dry graphite. Thanks again for all of the info!!
  • MisebeamMisebeam Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Okay,

    Everything works like a charm, Iris, color wheels, and also cleaned unit.

    thanks for all of the help!!!!!:friday:
  • tadawsontadawson Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Glad to be of assistance!

    - Tim
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