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    Canonet QL17 111 light seal replacement

    Just purchased thru APUG a Canonet QL17 and the seller informs me that the light seal requires replacing. The job does not sound daunting but finding the correct light seal material may be the issue? Does anyone have a handle on this?
    Thank you for your help......Bob

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    There is someone on ebay that sells kits with instructions for that job. I got one and it was easy. Look under 35mm rangefinders.
    Cblkdog

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwphoto View Post
    Just purchased thru APUG a Canonet QL17 and the seller informs me that the light seal requires replacing. The job does not sound daunting but finding the correct light seal material may be the issue? Does anyone have a handle on this?
    Thank you for your help......Bob

    Try "interslice" on Ebay.

    He's very helpful, and the material and instructions I received from him, at very low cost, was great.

    Matt

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    Thanks Matt and John for the suggestions, I guess Ebay is good for some things.

    Bob

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    I've been using some 99-cents foam material that works very nicely. It won't degrade in 10 years like other foam, and if you make a mistake, you just cut another slice.

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    I've used black velvet ribbon, which comes in various widths from 1/4" to 3/4", and is available in most well stocked fabric stores.

    The cost is minimal, and seems to last forever.

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    http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/sealreplacement.html

    Jon Goodman is same person as "interslice"

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    Another thumbs up for Mr. Goodman: the kit is high quality, comes with great instructions, and is extremely cheap.

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    And his instruction booket specifically addresses the QL17 GIII.

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    Thanks again, I read Mr. Goodman's PDF seal replacement instructions just now and ditto Nicolai on its quality.

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