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    bellows pinhole repair, 4x5 Speed...

    hello--

    Please advise as to preferred method of bellows repair--pinholes in Speed Graphic bellows.

    Two remedies came up in my search: 1) black fabric paint (apparently a WalMart item), and 2) "Brush-On Electrical Tape" by Blue Magic, Inc., Conroe, TX

    Any repair success stories to share, protocols, etc., gratefully received!

    Best,

    Dean

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    I used Star brite Liquid Electrical Tape on the bellows of a Crown Graphic and it worked great. I treated both the inside and the outside of the bellows for three holes and a rough spot.

    If you go the liquid electrical tape route take your time and be careful. The stuff is real stringy.

    Good luck to you with the repair.

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    +1 for liquid electrical tape. USed it on my 4x5, 8x10, and an old polaroid.
    www.EASmithV.com

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    Used liquid electrical tape on several bellows repairs. Let it dry overnight before closing the folds together.

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    I've used the Bostick & Sullivan patch kit for camera bellows with great success, not expensive:
    http://www.bostick-sullivan.com/cart/home.php?cat=16
    For pinholes, the dacron fabric isn't necessary, of course.

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    thank you, one and all!



 

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