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Tim Androes
Film Handler

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From: seattle, washington, united states
Registered: Aug 2015


 - posted 05-28-2017 11:41 PM      Profile for Tim Androes   Email Tim Androes   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
what is the fluid used in Century soundhead dampener assemblies? (besides Century soundhead dampener fluid) 10 wt. oil? something more exotic?

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Dave Macaulay
Film God

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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: Apr 2001


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It's silicon fluid, I think 100 CS... but I don't know where that number popped into my head from. I used to have a few little bottles of the stuff but probably tossed them out.

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Steve Guttag
We forgot the crackers Gromit!!!

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From: Annapolis, MD
Registered: Dec 1999


 - posted 05-29-2017 09:55 AM      Profile for Steve Guttag   Email Steve Guttag   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is Castor Oil (no kidding). When Century distributed it in glass bottles, they didn't even remove the label but just put a new label over top.

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Mark Gulbrandsen
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From: Bountiful, Utah
Registered: Jun 99


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What Dave said. If you get the real silicon stuff it will also never dry up. Castor oil will eventually thicken and dry out. I think it was Wolk that use to relabel the castor oil, among other things.

Mark

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