Bellows cleaning

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by CollinB, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. CollinB

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    I like my old Eastman 2D.
    But the bellows inside is pretty dusty.
    What is the best method for cleaning it?
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    I'd use a vacuum cleaner hose in the open space and gently tap the bellows. One problem is the cloth blackening will have faded substantially, this can cause some flare, so I've used a matt acrylic black paint - Lamp Black - to resatore my Agfa Ansco 10x8's bellows internally. However this needs experience as the sectret it it needs to be just enough to re-blacken without building up a layer of paint on top.

    Ian