Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,206   Posts: 1,531,833   Online: 877
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Aurora, IL
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,951

    Best glue for camera leatherette

    I need to calibrate my camera shutter and it's necessary to remove a piece of the leatherette. I wonder what kind of glue would you recommend to glue it back?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,014
    Pliobond is the traditional glue.

    As in: http://www.micro-tools.com/store/P-P...oz-Bottle.aspx

  3. #3
    Sirius Glass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    13,056
    Try rubber cement first. If there is a problem later you can still peal off the leather.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

  4. #4
    Nicholas Lindan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,372
    Images
    4
    If you use Pliobond you can make it a bit more re-pealable by putting the glue on one surface and then joining the surfaces while the glue is still rather wetish. If you follow the instructions - apply to both surfaces and join under pressure when the glue has dried to a dry tack - the leatherette will be really stuck to the camera.
    DARKROOM AUTOMATION
    f-Stop Timers - Enlarging Meters
    http://www.darkroomautomation.com/da-main.htm

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,014
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Lindan View Post
    If you use Pliobond you can make it a bit more re-pealable by putting the glue on one surface and then joining the surfaces while the glue is still rather wetish. If you follow the instructions - apply to both surfaces and join under pressure when the glue has dried to a dry tack - the leatherette will be really stuck to the camera.

    I didn't think of mentioning that trick. It's a great one -- using a contact adhesive like it is rubber cement.

  6. #6
    bsdunek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,109
    Images
    194
    Traditionally, shellac was used. I use gasket cement from NAPA auto parts. It is a traditional shellac cement. It can later be softened and removed with alcohol.
    Bruce

    Moma don't take my Kodachrome away!
    Oops, Kodak just did!


    BruceCSdunekPhotography.zenfolio.com

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Aurora, IL
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,951
    Thank you all! I think I will use the Pliobond.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    69
    I used Pliobond to glue the leatherette on a Hasselblad with great success.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Adirondacks
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,356
    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    I need to calibrate my camera shutter and it's necessary to remove a piece of the leatherette. I wonder what kind of glue would you recommend to glue it back?

    Pliobond.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN US
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,236
    Images
    4
    +1 for Pliobond. But note that it comes with dire warnings about breathing fumes. Also, it does tend to separate in the bottle and needs to be shaken.

    I have also found it at the hardware store (a more traditional one that seems to have one of everything).
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin