Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/03/06

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Subject: Re: Re: [Leica] Vulcanite
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 12:11:54 -0500

DAG also does this re-covering, and it looks and feels identical to the original covering.

And so far, it is working the same as the original, except that I'm not worried about it ever falling off.


> From: John Collier <>
> Date: 2003/03/06 Thu AM 11:59:42 EST
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Vulcanite
> Vulcanite is not a lost process, it is just not field serviceable. The 
> heated material is applied to the shell and that is it. If it dries and 
> flecks off, you have to replace the complete shell. As far as I know, 
> NOS shells for M3/2/4 cameras are still available. When I recovered my 
> M2 I was quoted $500 for the part alone. I choose the stick on M6 style 
> covering for small fraction of that price. Now I would use these chaps:
> John Collier
> On Thursday, March 6, 2003, at 08:36 AM, Bill Satterfield wrote:
> > The specs on there MP 6 indicate the covering is vulcanite. I thought 
> > this was a lost process. If it is really vulcanite, then why can's 
> > they provide vulcanite to recover the M2s, 3s,4, and  5s. i am sure 
> > their are a lot of  Ms out there that would welcome this product.
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