Coating on older DEC slides

couryhouse couryhouse at
Sat Jun 13 16:35:58 CDT 2015

Yes I use it in Leica cameras in artic weather...... but is that what gives the slides that anodized look

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From: William Donzelli <wdonzelli at> 
Date: 06/13/2015  2:29 PM  (GMT-07:00) 
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at> 
Subject: Re: Coating on older DEC slides 

Specifically molybdenum disulphide, sometimes called Molycoat. It is
for lubrication on high load surfaces.


On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 4:37 PM, Al  Kossow <aek at> wrote:
> On 6/13/15 8:20 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>> what's the grey coating on
>> them
> molybdenum

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