How to remove Canonet GIII Leather and Badge.

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by ColdEye, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. ColdEye

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    How do i remove the leather on my Canonet GIII? My order from camera leather arrived and I want to remove the leather on my camera. There is no peeling yet on the current leather. And how do I remove the GIII badge?
     
  2. Bill Burk

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    The GIII badge is glued on over a rectangular cut in the leather (there's no bolt or anything). It should just pop off.
     
  3. John Koehrer

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    Use a fine pointed tool to lift a corner to begin. Once you have that lifted you can just pull it off.
    Sometimes it's easier with a little rubbing alcohol or vodka and a sharp scraper of some sort to work it off
    X-Acto makes a square blade. If you already have the handle that works well. This blade also works well for lifting the leather.