My QL17 had seals that looked almost new - which is strange... What is that trick for the viewfinder? I have not heard of this.
I also checked out these light seals, and can only say this - wish I saw these first... The ones I got for my AE1 are...well, they work - but I am a bit dissappointed with the fact that they look nothing like the original equipment and make my film door stick - they do not have any of the "springiness" of the originals... Besides, the fact that Jon's kit has strips in it alone is worhtthe money. Its a huge pain to cut that stuff at home into the really anrrow strips. Having used something else, I can say for sure that these kits here are a better deal and a better product.