When I got my new CUDA, rather than use the gun oil that the vendor kindly included gratis, I used powdered graphite. This seemed to work pretty well. But when it seemed in need of more lubrication, I tried the gun oil. It ended up harder to open. I'm wondering whether this was because graphite is intrinsically better, or because the <EM>combination</EM> of gun oil with (remaining) graphite was a bad idea, or if some other variable might be responsible. I'm also wondering what might be the best way to clean the thing. Would it be sensible to just disassemble it? ------------------ It's always Dark. Light only hides the Darkness.