Suggestions for replacement light seal material in old Zeiss folder?

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Adrian D, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Adrian D

    Adrian D Member

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    Hi. I have a 6.5x9cm zeiss folder which is a joy to use however the film holders/camera back are leaking light and I am looking for suitable material to replace the velvet looking strips in both parts. Should I just try to find some heavy velvet, or is there anything more suitable out there in the modern market? Many thanks for your suggestions.
     
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    velvet ribbon can be bought at a fabric shop. it has the advantage of having finished edges that won't shed.