Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/22

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Subject: [Leica] Re: How to replace foam in R4?
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 15:08:49 -0400
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The seals were  replace on my R3 at a Leica Days a couple of years 
ago. The technician just pulled the old ones off and stuck the new 
ones on. They were self adhesive. The job took about 2 minutes.

Ken Wilcox

At 11:35 AM -0700 5/22/02, Julie Leung wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>I inherited an R4 from my father and have been thoroughly enjoying 
>it until just recently, when I found light leak in my most recently 
>developed negs.
>I did some reading on the web (including the LUG archives) and am 
>pretty sure it is due to the foam around my green window 
>I've contacted Kindermann Canada to ask if they have foam 
>replacements, seeing that some people have been able to get them for 
>free.  Someone also mentioned Leica Service in NJ being able to 
>supply those.  Does anyone have a contact number or email for them 
>in NJ?
>The primary purpose of this email, however, it to ask you all how I 
>can go about replacing the foam?  I've read that some people have 
>used lens cleaner to remove the old foam.  I also remember reading 
>some do's and don'ts regarding solvents to use (but I can't find the 
>link again!).
>The store in Calgary (where I live) that has my R4 right now wants 
>just under $100 CDN for the seals and the labour.  I think I can do 
>it for MUCH cheaper myself.
>If anyone can offer help, I'd appreciate it!
>Thank you
>Julie Leung
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