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    Default How to remove the stikiness feel on the rubber surface of camera body or lens?

    After a couple of years, the rubber coating on the camera boy and lens tends to have a sticky feel. Guess that it is due to moisture and environment condition.

    What is the best way to remove the sticky feel of it?


    Thank you.

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    Default Re: How to remove the stikiness feel on the rubber surface of camera body or lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teo View Post
    After a couple of years, the rubber coating on the camera boy and lens tends to have a sticky feel. Guess that it is due to moisture and environment condition.

    What is the best way to remove the sticky feel of it?


    Thank you.
    The safest way is to go back to ur service centre. If u dun mind risking it, I have tried methylated spirit with some success on other equipment

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    The rubber is melting, just replace it and it will be fine as new.
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    Default Re: How to remove the stikiness feel on the rubber surface of camera body or lens?

    I had some success with Isopropyle Alcohol (Guardian, $5 for 200ml) and some baby powder. If you don't mind the greyish look...
    But different rubber types / mixtures will give different results, so replacing is the cleanest way.
    EOS

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    Default Re: How to remove the stikiness feel on the rubber surface of camera body or lens?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicone_grease

    Normally I would use a silicone product.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicone_grease
    For rubber o-rings of my underwater camera I would use silicone grease but it makes the rubber greasy. For something less greasy, I would use this:



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    Default Re: How to remove the stikiness feel on the rubber surface of camera body or lens?

    Thanks for all the kind responses and will try it.


    cheers!

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