Originally Posted by tessar
...sent the camera to Gerry Smith at Kindermann in the Toronto area who did an excellent fast job.
+1 here. Gerry did this very VF cleaning to my M4- and he is quicker than many.
Don Goldberg did a CLA on my M4-P afew years ago and upgraded the optics to MP. It is one optical part that cost $90 back then. Came back perfect.
To pull the top plate of a Leica M you need special tools. Don't try - send it to one of the pros listed.
Cambo 23SF, Hasselblad, Mamiya M645, Rolleiflex 2.8C
Rollei 4x4 Grey
Leica M4-P M3 IIIf RD Contax IIa Nikon SP
Olympus OM-1 OM-2