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    Default Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    Hi guys,
    Anyone got the solution to the above?? Tried searching on it but to no avail... What do we use to clean the rubber parts after use?

    thanks in advance...

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    Gaffer's my favourite choice.

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    Use a damp cloth for cleaning. That should be more than enough. Dry after cleaning.

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes

    Rubber (used for electronics) is usually used to protect something else (it also provides a better grip). It's used cos it absorbs shocks and light scratches better, and can usually be replaced if damaged. So how do you protect the rubber that's supposed to protect...

    OkOk If you want to CLEAN the rubber, a damp cloth will do. If you're kiasu, buy a rubber conditioner, like the sort they use for cars. The rubber will shine... but use at yr own risk.

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Gaffer's my favourite choice.
    U are not the Bah Zhang King for nothing lor...
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    Think there's somethin called "white spirit"...

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    jus add more rubber?

    get a huge rubber sheet cut 2 size use cable tie / water hose fasteners 2 secure it.

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    After use, wipe the body with a soft cloth rinse in warm water.
    Make sure the cloth is rinse dry, to prevent water seep into the camera electronics.
    Then thoroughly wipe it with another dry cloth.
    Leave the camera to air for about 15min, then put it back in your dry cabinet.

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    thanks for all suggestions. Perhaps i should rephrase it...

    We all do perspire through our hands, be it alot or little. After using the camera, I believe some of the perspiration does get onto the rubber grip. As such, after prolong usage, it can cause the rubber to be sticky, which I was told that it is disintegrating. Thus, I would like to prevent or delay the sticky effect.

    I think as of now, the general recommendation is to clean and dry it after use.

    Kum Sia...

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Gaffer's my favourite choice.
    Do I have to change the gaffer tape periodically? If not the sticky part on the tape will cause the rubber grip to be sticky too isn't it? To me, I'll probably change it only when the gaffer tape is wearing off...

    Correct me if im wrong...

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by EdOkH
    Do I have to change the gaffer tape periodically? If not the sticky part on the tape will cause the rubber grip to be sticky too isn't it? To me, I'll probably change it only when the gaffer tape is wearing off...

    Correct me if im wrong...
    I change once every 3 months, it's cheaper & cost effective to replace one piece of tape vs trips to the service centre to either i) replace it ($$) ii) stick it back (time wasted).

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    any1 used wraps for tennis rackets on lenses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz
    any1 used wraps for tennis rackets on lenses?
    May not be a good idea. it will leave "resisdue" on your lens
    Why not consider using gaffer tape?

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to protect the rubber parts of the camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ren_Hao
    May not be a good idea. it will leave "resisdue" on your lens
    Why not consider using gaffer tape?
    jus brainstorming, i dun wrap my lense w/ any material. mine is cheapo 2nd hand stuff, not worth d investment in time, effort & $$, IMO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz
    jus brainstorming, i dun wrap my lense w/ any material. mine is cheapo 2nd hand stuff, not worth d investment in time, effort & $$, IMO...
    Why not buy a roll of gaffer? it's not too expensive and it prob will last you for few yrs

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