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    Fixing bent filter ring?

    Hi all

    I replaced the seals and re-skinned my Trip 35 the other day, looks lovely. Bought a step up ring so I can use filters on it, but then I noticed the filter ring has a dent in it and the ring won't fit. Any way to make it nice and round again without use of a large hammer? I come from a family where the usual answer to any problem is "find a bigger hammer". Don't want to do that to a camera...

    I am trying to find another Trip 35 to learn how to do repairs and so on but I'm finding them hard to come by and I don't want to wreck my last camera...

    Thanks all

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    I suggest taking the camera to a local camera repair shop.

    Jeff

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    Yeah, hadn't even thought of that for some reason... I could ask my pet repairman for a quote...

    Cheers

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    You could make a couple of curved pieces from some hardwood which fit perfectly either side of the thread (where it isn't bent, obviously!) and press the two together either side of the bent area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    You could make a couple of curved pieces from some hardwood which fit perfectly either side of the thread (where it isn't bent, obviously!) and press the two together either side of the bent area.


    Steve.
    I actually tried that and inserted the wood into a C-clamp. It didn't work right until I added a small notch allowing me to overstress the area in question. After metal spring-back the thread worked perfectly.
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    As Steve & Ralph suggest the bit of wood method can work very well, I've always just used one piece to gently tap the edge straight and even quite bad dents can be straightened out.

    Don't overdo the Irish screwdriver though

    Ian

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    Right... Making + wood + me in the same sentence rarely works out :-)

    But it might be worth a shot

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    Someone used to make a tool just for repairing those unsightly dings. I wonder if B&H or Adorama(mebbe KEH) would have one.
    Rick A
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    Still do: Micro-Tools.

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    I have to get me one of those! 7 left in stock, I wonder how long this will last now?
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