Hey Folks,

Long time lurker, first time poster at this fantastic site.

I have recently decided to make the jump into trying 4x5 and have come up with a Linhof Kardan Color 45S to play / learn with. It is in need of a new set of bellows (completely ripped) I can find a new set of bellows but in looking at the attachment frames the original (I think the original anyway) bellows were glued in with some sort of glue that appears to be pretty tough stuff.

So the question is how do I get the old bellows off and the frames cleaned up and ready for the new bellows and what type of glue is used to reset the new bellows??

I know that with some glues (woodworking is my experience) you can use mild heat from a hot iron to loosen glues. Will this work for this application??