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    Removing old camera leather

    I'm in the process of restoring a #4 Cartridge Kodak that is in rough shape and I'm having a bit of trouble removing the dried out leather.Any suggestions on what to use ?

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    I'd try a mild solvent like rubbing alcohol maybe with a little heat from a hair dryer. Another option could be Acetone but these are usually glued with a hide glue so maybe just warm water and a gentle rub a dub dub.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Thanks John I'll give it a try tomorrow.I'm glad you replied to this question.I was getting a little worried no one would answer.

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    Goo gone and steam from an cloth iron

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    Quote Originally Posted by heespharm View Post
    Goo gone and steam from an cloth iron
    Goo Gone being the name of a product.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Personal favorite: Mötsenböcker's Lift-Off #2. Smells good, too

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    When I restored a couple of Speed Graphics I had to use Turpentine or White spirits to remove the glue. I've also used industrial/medical alcohol but that doesn't work with all glues, very stubborn patches I use paint stripper.

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    Hello All: lxdude thanks for the Goo Gone suggestion.I just found it at my local Zeller"s store and will give it a try tonight.Ian if the Goo Gone doesn't work I'll give your method a go.Would anyone know off hand what kind of wood I'm dealing with the # 4 Cartridge Kodak ?

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    It's likely glued with hide glue, and goo gone may not affect it much, since it doesn't do much to proteins. You may want to try the heat and warm water first. But be sparing on the water part to avoid warping the wood. Another possibility is that it's glued with shellac, in which case denatured alcohol will do the trick.



 

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