difficulty tightening/loosening my bow

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by myrick, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. One of my bows is getting really hard to tighten/loosen. What is the preferred way to free up a sticky screw/slider mechanism?
  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    I've seen a dab of white grease used. Maybe graphite powder would do it as well?
  3. Rub the screw across a candle a few times. Perafin works wonders on threaded stuff. Also, it won't damage or mess with the ebony or pernambuco.
  4. Eric_J

    Eric_J Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Flower Mound, TX. USA
    I've always used graphite on the screw and the metal liner on the frog. Its usually quite handy, just find a No 2 pencil and color away.
  5. thanks

    all of these suggestions sound good. I tried the graphite first, as I had a good soft graphite pencil close to hand. worked just fine.
  6. Well, as a tuba player, i had a nice bottle of this red selmer slide grease. cleaned the threads on my screw off good, and put a dab or two of the stuff on, works real good now. lasts forever (at least so far).