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    Hi guys, what do your use to maintain the exterior of your DSLR?

    got use any leather care product or anything?
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    I use cloth to clean

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    I wet my Scotch Brite high performance cloth and squeeze it dry, then i wipe my camera body(exterior) and lens(exterior) all at one time. Usually i do this after every outing before putting my camera into my dry cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertstrike View Post
    Hi guys, what do your use to maintain the exterior of your DSLR?

    got use any leather care product or anything?
    Dun.. some parts are rubber and may not take well to chemicals... just clean with a damp cloth and wipe dry.
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    Default Re: Cleaning the exterior of the DSLR

    actually i have never really "clean" my camera... hmmm didn't even think that it needed cleaning.. maybe just wipe off some dust or rain drops...
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    icic, thanks for all for the input
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    yeah, damp cloth and wipe, nth else...

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    Hey! I use baby wipes, but i usually wring most of the liquid out first...
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    Baby Wipes is a big no no....
    the 'detergent' in baby wipes might be mild but it does leave watermarks after it drys.

    A slightly damp and really clean cloth should be more than enuff.

    seriously, unless you go to a construction site or into a jungle - there is really no need to clean the camera body.
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    I just use a damp cloth to wipe if needed, else a dry cloth will do as well

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    I use a dry cloth to wipe it and a blower to get rid of the dust.

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    In general, no liability if DSLR exteriors differ, or is susceptible to ... whatever.

    1) Dry-ish damp cloth to wipe sweat and grime off.
    2) Gentle blow dry.
    3) If still cruddy after drying, either re-do damp cloth till minimised, or go to next ...

    NOTE: DO NOT USE ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL. It just makes things ... white-ish!

    4) Use Johnson & Johnson Furniture Wax, or Car Interior DETAILER and with a ONLY slightly damp nylon tooth-brush, just brush on wax or detailler. Let dry and wipe/buff off.

    TA-DAA!

    Looks like brand new.

    BTW - camera exterior will feel kinds ... 'slippery'! LOLZ! Use it a couple times to get back the usual texture.

    Note: Different rubber/synthetic compounds might behave differently on different cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    In general, no liability if DSLR exteriors differ, or is susceptible to ... whatever.

    1) Dry-ish damp cloth to wipe sweat and grime off.
    2) Gentle blow dry.
    3) If still cruddy after drying, either re-do damp cloth till minimised, or go to next ...

    NOTE: DO NOT USE ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL. It just makes things ... white-ish!

    4) Use Johnson & Johnson Furniture Wax, or Car Interior DETAILER and with a ONLY slightly damp nylon tooth-brush, just brush on wax or detailler. Let dry and wipe/buff off.

    TA-DAA!

    Looks like brand new.

    BTW - camera exterior will feel kinds ... 'slippery'! LOLZ! Use it a couple times to get back the usual texture.

    Note: Different rubber/synthetic compounds might behave differently on different cameras.
    i encounter that, i was trying to remove that also, what do u means by use it a couple of times? use the "Johnson & Johnson Furniture Wax"?
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    i usually use my tee shirt im wearing to wipe it on the long mrt back home. hahaha

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    Won't it get more "waxy" when you use it a couple of times? O.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertstrike View Post
    i encounter that, i was trying to remove that also, what do u means by use it a couple of times? use the "Johnson & Johnson Furniture Wax"?
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    Won't it get more "waxy" when you use it a couple of times? O.o
    I don't know.

    So far, some of my lenses (esp the rubber) looks brand new from repeated waxing.

    I'm assuming not over-waxing or detailing. You really don't have to do it like ... once a month to once in several months if you wipe sweat off and keep the exterior clean-ish.

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    Hi...I have been using my camera for a year and since I don't have a flash, my hotshoe is always exposed and now it's quite dusty.

    Blowing doesn't really help and I'm wondering can I wipe it with a very slightly damp cloth...? I'm worried about touching the metal electrical contacts with anything that has to do with water.

    Thanks!

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    Use a VERY SLIGHTLY dampened Q-top with Isopropyl alcohol. Make sure it's almost 'dry'.

    Or just blow the dust away.

    If the metal contacts are oxidized, just use the end of a rubber-tipped pencil or a soft eraser. The rubber-tipped pencils tend to feature slightly more abrasive/coarser erasers.

    Cheers!

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