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Cleaning a VDB Boom Pole

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Hello everyone,
I have an old VDB boom with over 10 years old.

I disassembled it to clean, washed the tubes and collars and I will lubricate the threads with silicone grease as I read here on the forum.

I would like to know what products you use after cleaning the tubes.
Pledge polish?
Carnauba Paste Wax (Turtle Wax or other)?
Collinite 845 Liquid Insulator Wax?

Thanks

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I use wax paper on the tubes. When i was a kid and my play slide was too slow, my dad said slide down a few times while sitting on wax paper. It worked really well at reducing friction even after removing the wax paper.

 

It does the same for my boom poles. Just rub the extended tubes for a minute or two.

 

P.S. I have to chuckle at your reference to a boom pole of 10 years of age as being old. Mine must be prehistoric.

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K-tek makes a product called Boomshine, you can buy it at Trew and other audio stores. I literally just cleaned my 12' pole with it an hour ago and it is prefect for keeping it clean and retracting/extending smoothly. 

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16 hours ago, PMC said:

I use wax paper on the tubes. When i was a kid and my play slide was too slow, my dad said slide down a few times while sitting on wax paper. It worked really well at reducing friction even after removing the wax paper.

 

It does the same for my boom poles. Just rub the extended tubes for a minute or two.

 

 

Hi, PMC could you show us what your are calling wax paper please? Cultural gap between USA and France makes it that I have no idea what it really refers to and I am very curious 😌

is it the paper that is used to cook pie or tart for instance?

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6 hours ago, Fred Salles said:

 

Hi, PMC could you show us what your are calling wax paper please? Cultural gap between USA and France makes it that I have no idea what it really refers to and I am very curious 😌

is it the paper that is used to cook pie or tart for instance?

https://www.reynoldskitchens.com/products/food-storage/wax-paper/

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Yes, it could be used for cooking exactly that way and still is. It's pretty much a cultural difference here as well. Wax paper hasn't been a common commodity in most kitchens for a couple of decades. It was the sandwich wrapping paper back in the day, but was replaced long ago by plastic wrap and sandwich bags. We have it in the drawer and find the odd use for it. But I would guess most younger adults never heard of it.

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9 hours ago, Fred Salles said:

 

Hi, PMC could you show us what your are calling wax paper please? Cultural gap between USA and France makes it that I have no idea what it really refers to and I am very curious 😌

is it the paper that is used to cook pie or tart for instance?

Hi, waxed paper pic below. Parchment paper does not work. I don't know what the substraight is made of but it is coated with wax on both sides.

 

waxed paper.jpg

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