Quote Originally Posted by pschauss View Post
I have bought two of these cameras over the past year. Both have sticky light seals and both have performed well with no sign of light leaks. I have generally follow a rule that if it is not broke, don't fix it. Is there any compelling reason to replace the seals in this case?
It's "broke". Fix it. A stitch in time saves nine... For want of a shoe, a horse was lost...
Seriously, the foam has deteriorated to goo, it already needs replacing. As it continues to deteriorate, it will get on the mirror (if there is a foam buffer), allow light to leak in and fog the film, and ultimately get in the mechanism causing a whole host of problems.

I've been replacing foam with wool and felt, it lasts forever.