Cleaning-Up Lens/Body lettering

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Al Haunts, Jan 29, 2004.

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    Al Haunts Guest

    I recently acquired a Minolta x-700 with a very nice 50mm f1.2 lens.

    Only problem is a cosmetic one. The White lettering on both lens and
    camera have yellowed (former owner a smoker??)

    I was thinking of trying q-tips with a bleach solution to whiten
    things up, but I don't want to make an even bigger mess.

    Anybody successfully dealt with this condition?

    Regards, Al.
    Al Haunts, Jan 29, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    Q-tips and Windex will usually do the trick.
    Mike, Jan 29, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    Colyn, Jan 29, 2004
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    Lionel Guest

    No, but I've often needed to clean equally delicate things.
    My advice would be to start with window cleaner & move up to alcohol, if
    required. Either of those should remove tobacco stains.
    Lionel, Jan 29, 2004
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    T. P. Guest

    Yes. Use a q-tip and a mild, non abrasive detergent.

    Go gently, and make sure that you don't let liquid get into the lens.
    T. P., Jan 29, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    Are you Greek?
    Mark M, Jan 29, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    No but my sister inlaw is.. .... lol
    I'm an ex smoker, nicotine free for 5 years Oct 2003.
    Mike, Jan 29, 2004
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