Leica M3 job

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  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So I got bored tonite and decided to work on re-covering my M3. The old leatherette was brittle and peeling off in chunks, so I 'helped' it with a very fine Xacto knife. Then I cleaned all remnants of old glue (it was not the original covering, the glue used was newer) and super-cleaned the metal body with acetone and after that with alcohol. I had a re-covering kit from cameraleather.com and I put it in place. Now my M3 looks and feels new! Woohoo! I'll get some pics done in a few days, after I return from the bike trip.
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Can't wait to see it :D

    I have to do the same thing with my Minolta XG-7 eventually. I can do it I am just too lazy at the moment ;)
     
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    can't wait to see it.. I"ve been tempted to recover a few of my cameras from cameraleather.com
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OK, here are some pics:

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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's a fairly easy job if you have the kit. If not, I can show you how it can be done well. Let me know.
     
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    Nicely done.
     

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