Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Musty Gear
From: "Joseph Codispoti" <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 15:53:50 -0700
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Mildew thrives in damp environments.
Where possible avoid such storage, when not, use desiccant to prevent
moisture from accumulating.

To remove the musty odor, make a very mild solution of water and bleach
(50:1). Wipe the equipment with a rag impregnated with it. Obviously avoid
wiping the glass elements. Allow to sit in a well ventilated area.
To clean the glass itself, use ClearSight lens cleaner, it contains its own
anti fungal agent


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From: "B.Entus" <>
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Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 2:43 PM
Subject: [Leica] Musty Gear

> Ever end up with gear that has a slight musty ("damp basement") smell?
> What causes this? Mildew?
> Is there an easy way to eliminate it on equipment like lenses or meters
> without complete disassembly and cleaning?
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