Keeping a soft release button on?

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  1. Iluvmycam

    Iluvmycam Member

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    I have some small screw in soft release buttons. They are the super small ones not the big concave chrome buttons. They keep coming off. Is there a trick to getting them to stay on?
     
  2. Paul Howell

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    In the past I have used thread lock.
     
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    One brand name is Loctite. This should keep the release in place but still allow you to remove it should you ever want to.
     
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    A light coat of clear fingernail polish on the threads. Your Wife of Girlfriend probably has some.
     
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    If you use Loctite, use the non-hardening type. Apply it to the male threads on the soft release and let it dry first. And do not use it if your shutter button is plastic, as some are.
     
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    BLUE loctite, NOT red...
    Red needs heat to come undone
     
  7. jacaquarie

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    A trick from the 'old days', Linseed oil.
    Linseed oil will with time become sticky and act as a thread locking compound,
    If it was me I might say away from Locotite type products, the torque required to remove the fastener may be greater than the strength of the internal parts. Loctite idea of small is anything less than two inches in diameter. Larger than most camera screws.
    Fingernail polish is perhaps the easiest of what you may have around the house.
    And if you do not have fingernail polish go out tonight and introduce yourself to the suitable young lady and ask for her help, who know where that could go for you.
     
  8. E. von Hoegh

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    +1.

    I'd avoid Loctite.

    Before Loctite was available boiled linseed oil was used to vibrationproof screws. I'd avoid this too.:smile:
     
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    Have you considered welding it? I'm kidding. I second the others and recommend something fairly easy to break the bond on later.
     
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    Using the same method for years and so far so good. Not that difficult to remove too. A firm twist and the shutter release is out.
     
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    Woodworker's water-based adhesive: a very tiny drop on the thread, then screw in lightly.