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    My old AE1 was leaking like a sieve - I picked up the first kit I saw - it was from Cameraseals.com. First off, the work is simple, very simple - the only thing required is some patience when removing the old material (by far the hardest/most tedious part of the whole process). Anyone can do it.
    Last but not least - I have since seen John's (interslice) kits... well, not that the one I got was bad, but lets put it this way: after seeing the quality of the foam, the kit, the instructions - I know where my next order is coming from! Having tried the competition, and even though I did not have a bad experience, I would have to add my vote to the ones already cast for the interslice kits.

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    I was able to purchase a self adhesive kit for an older Leica slr from their US service center for a low price, forget the cost now, but I think on the order of $11 or so. I also have used adhesive felt and thin foam sheeting from a local craft store, and acrylic yarn (long filament stuff that doesn't shed) with a tiny bit of contact cement. I like the yarn idea because it doesn't go bad like standard OEM replacement foam might. I haven't used the interslice stuff, but I believe his foam is a higher grade that doesn't decompose like a lot of the original stuff does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee L
    I haven't used the interslice stuff, but I believe his foam is a higher grade that doesn't decompose like a lot of the original stuff does.

    Lee
    Yes, and the foam is nicely pre-cut to the right width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roy
    Interslice - very good to deal with and very quick service to UK and, most likely, other parts of the world. I used a kit to repair an EOS.
    Same experience here - shipping to Norway was quick and very reasonably priced. And note that a kit includes far more materials than will be required for one camera - I've replaced light seals and mirror dampers on an OM-1, and I have plenty of materials left for another two or three bodies.

    Knut

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