Cleaning the shutter curtain

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    Replying to myself: The paper tip in the second link worked like magic! After poking around with a few pieces of paper, until they started coming out (basically) clean, I wiped down the shutter blades on both sides a couple times. I fired the shutter about 100 times, using various speeds, and NO GOO!! I'm going to run a test roll through it tomorrow, but I'm optimistic that it will stay clean for awhile now.
     
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    huh, I would be too scared to touch my shutter with anything. it is the most delicate and easiest to break thing in a camera.

    .. but then again your hands are still young and steady :) congrats for your success!
     
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    Thanks Alex. I bought the camera cheap knowing I would have to clean the goo, so if I messed up, it wouldn't be a big loss. Ten dollars plus shipping plus two hours of cleaning. Not bad if it holds up.
     
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    quite recently i payed around 150 USD to get a new shutter for my film canon ... but that shutter was broken from too much use ;)
     
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    In that situation, my nimble young hands would have counted for naught. Though I read somewhere that the actual shutter only costs about 5 USD and the rest is labor. Is that true?
     

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