The shutter is not a module in this camera. The curtain would be replaced.The patch solution will work but gaffer tape is too thick.
If you can get a piece of shutter curtain online that's going to be the best material.
I also wouldn't use Gorilla glue it's polyurethane and one surface has to be moistened and the glue expands while it cures.
Pliobond is what I;ve used here but any contact cement should work. Apply it using a toothpick not a paint roller!
Someone here may even have a torn shutter to send you.
OK, I have emailed both Eric at Pentaxs and Harrow Technical. I'll wait for their replies.
IF it's too expensive I'll have a nice doorstop/paperweight, and I'll look around for another body.
All in all it's been a crappy week for me...
Maybe I could sell it for parts, the rest of the camera (except the sticky mirror) seems fault free and in good nick.
Ok, Harrow Technical has replied. They say it might be patchable (depending on the tear's size) but not replaceble as Pentax doesn't make replacemant curtains anymore.
(and at a good price too, incl a full service.)
Now just to wait for Eric's reply, than I'll know what's what.
Looks like the LX is not out of the woods yet, but I'm one step closer to knowing.
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I've decided to throw my search for a LX on the backburner. I think I'll use the my budget to CLA my MX, my own & my wife's K1000s.
One thing I really liked of the LX, is it's size, it fits in (size wise) between the other two cameras, so it fits like a glove, this is a major selling (or should that be buying) point (along with OTF metering, dust/moisture seals, interchangable focussing screens, it's black etc. etc.)