SK68 o-ring

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seandemar
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SK68 o-ring

A quick question about the sk68.

I have ordered two of these from different sellers.  On one of them, the slide - zoom function is very loose.  When I opened it up there was a little metal c-ring that provided the slide resistance.  I have read that a o-ring in place of the metal c-ring will provide the stiffer slide that I desire.

So...the question is, does anyone know the size of o-ring that will fit this groove and give me the amount of resistance I am looking for?  Thanks for the help.

Sean

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Might I suggest just taking the light into your local hardware store (Lowes, Home Depot, etc . . .) and just see what fits?  I've done this sort of thing quite a few times. 

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I just expand the c-ring a little when I want to tighten the action a bit.

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Thanks for the tips guys.  I actually did expand the clip a little and while it helps add tension it is not as stiff as I would like.  I might just head to the hardware store as suggested, but I thought I'd check here first in case someone has done the exact same thing.  Thanks for the comments and advice.

Sean

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Just follow the advice of garrybunk above. It did that and wrote about it

somewhere here on the forum. Any suitable o-ring will do, and remenber

to lube! 

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