ERC blues

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Blighty, May 2, 2006.

  1. Blighty

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    Fellow Apuggers,
    I got a second-hand ever-ready case for my OM2sp the other day. However, it seems to have developed a severe case (no pun intended) of mange. The black shiny outer covering seems to be flaking off, exposing the white padding underneath. Any ideas on how I can remedy this? Maybe boot polish perhaps? Many thanks, BLIGHTY
     
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    blighty,
    Many of the Oly cases shed their skin. It's as though the plastic coatinig just falls off. I don't know anything that cures it.
     
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    That's it in a nutshell, John. I'm not bothered how crappy a repair would look as long as it works ok. Anyway, thanks for your input. Regards, BLIGHTY
     
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    Brodart (www.brodart.com) may have something that will help in their selection of book restoration supplies.
     
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    I have a case my Canon QL 1.7 that is peeling, I bought a bottle of black faberic paint at a crafts store, not perfect but helps.
     
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    The " never ready cases " for my Canon FTb, and A1 have done the same, I used some black leather dye, then treated them with hide food to soften them, they look O.K. now I don't know how long it will last before they start moulting again, but since I haven't used them in nearly twenty years, I'm not going to worry.
     
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    g'day Blighty
    i wouldn't bother even using the 'never' ready case
    they were a bad idea from the start, they promote fungus by not letting the camera air out
    the leather ones were grossly worse
    besides they are not necessary for camera protection
     
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    Howdo Ray! Yep, I'm a-thinking consigning the erc to the bin. Its dandruff has got even worse since my last post. It's a shame 'coz when you want to travel light and have your camera ready quickly, they're ideal. Looks like I'll be using my old CCS case (again). Cheers
     
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    I used to sell Olympus equipment in a photographic shop Blighty, and I seem to recall that that made a soft black leather lined with velvet (not plastic coated) E.R.C. that you could put in your pocket,when not in use, I remember once ordering one from Olympus for a customer, and thinking how much more useful it was than the normal E.R.C. It may be worthwhile to try and find one.