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    If you want one to practice on, or for lens elements, let me know. I have one with excellent lens, but broken shutter. You can have it for the cost of postage.

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    As a big fan of that little camera, I wold love to see a blow-by-blow account of your adventures with cleaning it (maybe pictures?)... Mine may need it some day

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    I don't think I'd recommend putting cold cream on the lens elements unless you want to risk getting it into the shutter itself. There's not a lot of clearance in the mechanism you're working on & The springs in the shutter aren't that powerful. It takes very little in the way of surface tension to bind up the shutter, that's why oil on the shutter blades freezes the shutter up. Again, alcohol or ammonia applied with a Q-tip dampened with the appropriate cleaner will do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnashings
    Trivette - I suspected that - thanks for confirming. I would say, leave it on a window sill for few days with no lens cap - should do the trick?
    Probably not. Glass windows block most UV light. If you're going to leave it on a window sill, I'd make sure to open up the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Slack
    Probably not. Glass windows block most UV light. If you're going to leave it on a window sill, I'd make sure to open up the window.
    Also, camera lenses themselves (and their coatings) block most UV light. It might take two or three weeks of outdoor exposure to sunlight to kill all the fungus.

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