can i buy that foam that insulates film in classic camera?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Mike Henley, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Mike Henley

    Mike Henley Guest

    I have this classic camera and the black foam that covers the edges of
    the film compartment at the back seems a little melted in some places.
    I was wondering if this foam comes in an injectable form i can spray
    to be sure it's effectively sealed.

    I'm not even sure if this has much significance though, but i would
    prefer the reassurance.
     
    Mike Henley, Jun 13, 2004
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    Minolta Man Guest

    You need to clean out all of the old foam with alcohol. Go to Wal-Mart
    and buy a square of black foamies located in the crafts section. Be
    sure to get the self adhesive version.

    Cut thin strips and with a small jewellers screwdriver work the foam
    into the channel.

    For the door end I use thin felt with adhesive back bought from any
    craft store..


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    Minolta Man, Jun 13, 2004
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    There are quite a few small vendors that sell foam replacement kits on
    EBAY. Just take a search on whatever cameras you are considering, and
    these kits should come up.

    The kits are okay, though you can also buy this stuff through MicroTools
    at:

    <http://www.microtools.com>

    Another option is getting anti-static IC mount foam from Radio Shack. It
    comes as a small 5" by 5" pad, and needs to be cut to fit with an Xacto
    blade. Not exactly user friendly, but low cost.


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    Gordon Moat, Jun 13, 2004
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    George Guest

    Try www.micro-tools.com. I believe they sell it (and a lot of camera repair
    tools, leatherette covering, etc).
     
    George, Jun 14, 2004
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