Awhile ago I got a Yashica FX3 for practically nothing, and of course it has the infamous bad covering. My May project is to re-cover it.

This is my first Yashica and that original covering is nasty! Is there an easier way to get it off rather than just picking at it and flaking it off? Wonder why they used this material (kinda rubbery?) instead of regular old leatherette.

Thanks!