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Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by Mitica100, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    As I refurb my cameras I have been taking pictures and notes.
    Using MS Word 2013 I create PDF docs.

    One note that I picked up recently ... if you have any 3.5" floppy disks, rip them apart to get the spring as I can be used to replace those tiny springs in those old shutters and release mechanisms.


     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Tools that I have:

    Spanner wrench sets
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    Broken cameras for parts

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    Flexi clamps for those rangefinder windows
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    minicoop1985 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That list is going to become incredibly helpful.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I want to start a discussion about seals ... and not the animal type.
    Material ... looking at the original material on many cameras it appears to be the open cell type ... but finding it for purchase is not exactly the easiest thing.
    Most often I see vendors selling closed cell Neoprene type foam, which I think is too dense.
    Any feedback is appreciated.
     
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    john.margetts No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Too dense for what? If it still seals, it is fine.

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    espresso2x No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Maybe we want the stuff the does or doesn't have a memory; i've forgotten :)
     
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    I use black "Darice Foamies" sheets sold in craft stores. I have no idea if it is open or closed cell but it works fine for camera seals.

    I found some in a dollar store a while back and bought enough to last me a long, long time but it's pretty cheap anyway. Darice makes it with and without an adhesive back. I usually use non-adhesive.

    I cut it with a circular knife & steel rule and use G-S Hypo Fabric Cement (with needle point applicator) for adhesive in film door grooves, etc.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    There is the issue of compression.
    I think the closed cell foam requires more pressure on the back ... possibly warping its shape ?
    ... or does if used it needs to be really thin, 1mm ?
    Most generic foam sheets that I have seen is closed cell dense with small pockets ... not easily compressed.
    I think people like Jon Goodman don't use that type of material
     
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    All I know is the the stuff I use keeps the dark in and the light out.
     
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