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    Nikon FG with sticky light seals - replace or not

    I have bought two of these cameras over the past year. Both have sticky light seals and both have performed well with no sign of light leaks. I have generally follow a rule that if it is not broke, don't fix it. Is there any compelling reason to replace the seals in this case?
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    I would say replace them, you're close to failure anyway and why get any of that "stickiness" elsewhere in the meantime.
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    They are inexpensive and easy to install.

    Suggest that you look up Jon Goodman on the internet. He makes seal kits and they are top notch.

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    I replaced my FE light seals last year with a John Godman kit; simple and cheap.

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    I've been leaning towards 'fix anything broken now as repair only gets harder/move expensive from here on out'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pschauss View Post
    I have bought two of these cameras over the past year. Both have sticky light seals and both have performed well with no sign of light leaks. I have generally follow a rule that if it is not broke, don't fix it. Is there any compelling reason to replace the seals in this case?
    It's "broke". Fix it. A stitch in time saves nine... For want of a shoe, a horse was lost...
    Seriously, the foam has deteriorated to goo, it already needs replacing. As it continues to deteriorate, it will get on the mirror (if there is a foam buffer), allow light to leak in and fog the film, and ultimately get in the mechanism causing a whole host of problems.

    I've been replacing foam with wool and felt, it lasts forever.

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    Replace the seals. John Goodman is the best! These are awesome little cameras and deserve to be used and maintained.

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    John Goodman....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bits View Post
    John Goodman....
    Or Jon Goodman! :-)
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    Has anyone mentioned Jon Goodman yet? Great guy, great product at a fair price!

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