Cleaning the legs of your VEO 3 tripod

Cleaning the legs of your VEO 3 tripod

August 02, 2022 , Vanguard World

With prolonged use, a tripod can collect dirt on the inside of the leg sections, hindering their efficiency and reducing the life of the tripod. In this article we show you how to take apart and clean the tripod legs in the VEO 3 Collection.

This includes:

  • VEO 3GO Series which are ultra-portable series of travel tripods
  • VEO 3T Series which are solid travel tripods for vloggers and photographers
  • VEO 3T+ Series which are versatile travel tripods for any photography style
  • VEO 3 Series which are traditional full-sized tripods
  • VEO 3+ Series which are versatile full-sized tripods for any photography style

This collection includes a type of twist lock that is designed to be the easiest to disassemble and assemble in our portfolio, taking the stress out of maintenance, without compromising on performance. 

Simply twist the leg lock anti-clockwise until it comes off the top section of the tripod leg. Slide the bottom section of the tripod leg down until it separates from the top section, and remove the two plastic section stops from the bottom section.  Then remove the twist lock from the lower leg and, if necessary, push the inner ring from the inside of the twist lock to separate it from the seal.

To clean, simply use warm water and a soft cloth, if necessary, use a little washing up liquid. If there are stubborn patches, use a soft brush like a toothbrush, but we don’t recommend that you use a hard brush or wire wool as this can damage the leg.  Once clean, dry thoroughly and we recommend apply a little bit of lubricant (our design team recommends a tiny spot of moly grease, spread as finely as an expensive hand cream) to the screw thread, which will help keep the movement smooth and fine particles out.

To reattach the leg, return the inner ring to the twist lock (if you’ve removed it) and insert the twist lock onto the lower leg with the threaded part facing up.  Reattach the two plastic section stops and hold together as you insert the lower leg into the top section. 

Please note, there are two ridges inside the top section that only allow it to be inserted in the correct position. Applying force if these are not aligned properly could damage the plastic section tops or inside of the top tripod leg. To find the correct position, you can feel the ridges inside the leg with a finger, or simply turn the lower section until you find the correct position.

Once inserted correctly, simply turn the twist lock clockwise on the top section until it locks and you’re good to go.



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