Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/12/27

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Subject: [Leica] Sensor cleaning
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:18:41 -0600 (CST)

i use the Gel Stick and it works quite well ans is easy to use.  I got mine 
from Photography Life.  I had seen a video made in the Leica Factory using 
it on the M9 sensor.  So if the factory uses it, it is good enough for me 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Filippone" <red735i at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Friday, December 26, 2014 12:20:08 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [Leica] Sensor cleaning

Sensor Gel Stick.....????

Frank Filippone
Red735i at

There is quite a bit of crap on my M9 sensor. Trying to remember the 
discussion a few days ago on the subject, I gather that there was suspicion 
of wet cleaning increasing the corrosion risk, although there is no way they 
would really know. However, Leica apparently approved one wet product having 
isopropyl alcohol. I don?t remember the name of the product. The one I used 
successfully once was Eclipse, which contains methyl alcohol. I also seem to 
remember that there was availabe, at a high price, of the sticky stuff that 
Leica uses at the factory. I would regard that as the safest, though 
assuring full coverage of the sensor with it could be tricky.

Does anyone know how to obtain, in the the U.S., a Leica-approved cleaning 
kit? I sent email to Leica Customer Care about this, but I?m not 
anticipating a prompt answer.

Herbert Kanner
kanner at

Leica Users Group.
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