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Old November 13th 12, 08:38 AM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Polly the Parrott
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Default Cleaning the rubberised back of a camera

Old analogue camera (Nikon D90x), but the rubberised back has become
sticky.

Nikon Australia claim caused by sweat etc and use over the years;
wouldn't or couldn't recommend a way to get rid of the sticky feeling.

"no idea" the service drone told me.

Any ideas, without ruining the camera?

As usual, T.I.A!
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Old November 13th 12, 10:11 AM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Rob
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Default Cleaning the rubberised back of a camera

On 13/11/2012 7:38 PM, Polly the Parrott wrote:
Old analogue camera (Nikon D90x), but the rubberised back has become
sticky.

Nikon Australia claim caused by sweat etc and use over the years;
wouldn't or couldn't recommend a way to get rid of the sticky feeling.

"no idea" the service drone told me.

Any ideas, without ruining the camera?

As usual, T.I.A!


BTW you may have a F90x

I have here a F80 which I know the history and it has done very little
work always stored in a hard snoot case not used for at least 12 years.

Its was as sticky as buggery I have tried several things, its the
plastic that is reverting back to petroleum. I don't think its sweat
that has caused the problem.

I finally used some Wurth brake cleaner (on a rag) to remove the sticky
surface then silicon Mr Sheen. Seems to have stopped the sticky feel.


  #3  
Old November 13th 12, 05:51 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Polly the Parrott
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Default Cleaning the rubberised back of a camera

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:11:52 +1100, Rob wrote:

On 13/11/2012 7:38 PM, Polly the Parrott wrote:
Old analogue camera (Nikon D90x), but the rubberised back has become
sticky.

Nikon Australia claim caused by sweat etc and use over the years;
wouldn't or couldn't recommend a way to get rid of the sticky feeling.

"no idea" the service drone told me.

Any ideas, without ruining the camera?

As usual, T.I.A!


BTW you may have a F90x


Correct, apologies.

(Everything "D" these days!)

I have here a F80 which I know the history and it has done very little
work always stored in a hard snoot case not used for at least 12 years.

Its was as sticky as buggery I have tried several things, its the
plastic that is reverting back to petroleum. I don't think its sweat
that has caused the problem.

I finally used some Wurth brake cleaner (on a rag) to remove the sticky
surface then silicon Mr Sheen. Seems to have stopped the sticky feel.


Thanks, any damage at all visible after that?

Did it still have the plasticised back, or bare metal, or whatever?

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Old November 18th 12, 07:31 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Fred McKenzie
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Default Cleaning the rubberised back of a camera

In article ,
Polly the Parrott wrote:

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:11:52 +1100, Rob wrote:
I have here a F80 which I know the history and it has done very little
work always stored in a hard snoot case not used for at least 12 years.

Its was as sticky as buggery I have tried several things, its the
plastic that is reverting back to petroleum. I don't think its sweat
that has caused the problem.

I finally used some Wurth brake cleaner (on a rag) to remove the sticky
surface then silicon Mr Sheen. Seems to have stopped the sticky feel.


Thanks, any damage at all visible after that?

Did it still have the plasticised back, or bare metal, or whatever?


Polly-

I have had several other types of equipment with the sticky surface. I
used 100% isopropyl alcohol to clean it off. (Iso-HEET Premium
Fuel-Line Antifreeze & Water Remover, available at Walmart)

The resulting surfaces were smooth plastic. My impression is that the
rubber surface had been painted on. The trick is to find some kind of
paint remover that will not damage the surface underneath. A product
called "Goo Gone" might also work, but I have not tried it on rubberized
surfaces.

Fred
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Old November 19th 12, 07:21 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Polly the Parrott
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Default Cleaning the rubberised back of a camera

On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:31:46 -0500, Fred McKenzie
wrote:

In article ,
Polly the Parrott wrote:

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:11:52 +1100, Rob wrote:
I have here a F80 which I know the history and it has done very little
work always stored in a hard snoot case not used for at least 12 years.

Its was as sticky as buggery I have tried several things, its the
plastic that is reverting back to petroleum. I don't think its sweat
that has caused the problem.

I finally used some Wurth brake cleaner (on a rag) to remove the sticky
surface then silicon Mr Sheen. Seems to have stopped the sticky feel.


Thanks, any damage at all visible after that?

Did it still have the plasticised back, or bare metal, or whatever?


Polly-

I have had several other types of equipment with the sticky surface. I
used 100% isopropyl alcohol to clean it off. (Iso-HEET Premium
Fuel-Line Antifreeze & Water Remover, available at Walmart)

The resulting surfaces were smooth plastic. My impression is that the
rubber surface had been painted on. The trick is to find some kind of
paint remover that will not damage the surface underneath. A product
called "Goo Gone" might also work, but I have not tried it on rubberized
surfaces.

Fred


Thanks Fred, no Wal Mart in Australia, but a Nikon drone told me
("please don't say I told you" sort of an aside) to use 50% methylated
spirits (I believe you might know it as denatured alcohol) and water.

Will try and advise back.


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Old November 20th 12, 06:07 AM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Polly the Parrott
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Default Cleaning the rubberised back of a camera

On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:21:53 +1100, Polly the Parrott
wrote:

On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:31:46 -0500, Fred McKenzie
wrote:

In article ,
Polly the Parrott wrote:

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:11:52 +1100, Rob wrote:
I have here a F80 which I know the history and it has done very little
work always stored in a hard snoot case not used for at least 12 years.

Its was as sticky as buggery I have tried several things, its the
plastic that is reverting back to petroleum. I don't think its sweat
that has caused the problem.

I finally used some Wurth brake cleaner (on a rag) to remove the sticky
surface then silicon Mr Sheen. Seems to have stopped the sticky feel.

Thanks, any damage at all visible after that?

Did it still have the plasticised back, or bare metal, or whatever?


Polly-

I have had several other types of equipment with the sticky surface. I
used 100% isopropyl alcohol to clean it off. (Iso-HEET Premium
Fuel-Line Antifreeze & Water Remover, available at Walmart)

The resulting surfaces were smooth plastic. My impression is that the
rubber surface had been painted on. The trick is to find some kind of
paint remover that will not damage the surface underneath. A product
called "Goo Gone" might also work, but I have not tried it on rubberized
surfaces.

Fred


Thanks Fred, no Wal Mart in Australia, but a Nikon drone told me
("please don't say I told you" sort of an aside) to use 50% methylated
spirits (I believe you might know it as denatured alcohol) and water.

Will try and advise back.


Didn't work! :-(

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Old November 20th 12, 09:25 AM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Rob
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Default Cleaning the rubberised back of a camera

On 20/11/2012 5:07 PM, Polly the Parrott wrote:
On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:21:53 +1100, Polly the Parrott
wrote:

On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:31:46 -0500, Fred McKenzie
wrote:

In article ,
Polly the Parrott wrote:

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:11:52 +1100, Rob wrote:
I have here a F80 which I know the history and it has done very little
work always stored in a hard snoot case not used for at least 12 years.

Its was as sticky as buggery I have tried several things, its the
plastic that is reverting back to petroleum. I don't think its sweat
that has caused the problem.

I finally used some Wurth brake cleaner (on a rag) to remove the sticky
surface then silicon Mr Sheen. Seems to have stopped the sticky feel.

Thanks, any damage at all visible after that?

Did it still have the plasticised back, or bare metal, or whatever?

Polly-

I have had several other types of equipment with the sticky surface. I
used 100% isopropyl alcohol to clean it off. (Iso-HEET Premium
Fuel-Line Antifreeze & Water Remover, available at Walmart)

The resulting surfaces were smooth plastic. My impression is that the
rubber surface had been painted on. The trick is to find some kind of
paint remover that will not damage the surface underneath. A product
called "Goo Gone" might also work, but I have not tried it on rubberized
surfaces.

Fred


Thanks Fred, no Wal Mart in Australia, but a Nikon drone told me
("please don't say I told you" sort of an aside) to use 50% methylated
spirits (I believe you might know it as denatured alcohol) and water.

Will try and advise back.


Didn't work! :-(


I have here the F80 and that has a sticky back, from what I can guess
its not rubber but plastic. So metho ain't going to work.
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Old November 20th 12, 07:55 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Polly the Parrott
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Default Cleaning the rubberised back of a camera

On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:25:28 +1100, Rob
wrote:

On 20/11/2012 5:07 PM, Polly the Parrott wrote:
On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:21:53 +1100, Polly the Parrott
wrote:

On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:31:46 -0500, Fred McKenzie
wrote:

In article ,
Polly the Parrott wrote:

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:11:52 +1100, Rob wrote:
I have here a F80 which I know the history and it has done very little
work always stored in a hard snoot case not used for at least 12 years.

Its was as sticky as buggery I have tried several things, its the
plastic that is reverting back to petroleum. I don't think its sweat
that has caused the problem.

I finally used some Wurth brake cleaner (on a rag) to remove the sticky
surface then silicon Mr Sheen. Seems to have stopped the sticky feel.

Thanks, any damage at all visible after that?

Did it still have the plasticised back, or bare metal, or whatever?

Polly-

I have had several other types of equipment with the sticky surface. I
used 100% isopropyl alcohol to clean it off. (Iso-HEET Premium
Fuel-Line Antifreeze & Water Remover, available at Walmart)

The resulting surfaces were smooth plastic. My impression is that the
rubber surface had been painted on. The trick is to find some kind of
paint remover that will not damage the surface underneath. A product
called "Goo Gone" might also work, but I have not tried it on rubberized
surfaces.

Fred

Thanks Fred, no Wal Mart in Australia, but a Nikon drone told me
("please don't say I told you" sort of an aside) to use 50% methylated
spirits (I believe you might know it as denatured alcohol) and water.

Will try and advise back.


Didn't work! :-(


I have here the F80 and that has a sticky back, from what I can guess
its not rubber but plastic. So metho ain't going to work.


Any suggestions?
  #9  
Old November 21st 12, 02:48 AM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Rob
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Default Cleaning the rubberised back of a camera

On 21/11/2012 6:55 AM, Polly the Parrott wrote:
On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:25:28 +1100, Rob
wrote:

On 20/11/2012 5:07 PM, Polly the Parrott wrote:
On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:21:53 +1100, Polly the Parrott
wrote:

On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:31:46 -0500, Fred McKenzie
wrote:

In article ,
Polly the Parrott wrote:

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:11:52 +1100, Rob wrote:
I have here a F80 which I know the history and it has done very little
work always stored in a hard snoot case not used for at least 12 years.

Its was as sticky as buggery I have tried several things, its the
plastic that is reverting back to petroleum. I don't think its sweat
that has caused the problem.

I finally used some Wurth brake cleaner (on a rag) to remove the sticky
surface then silicon Mr Sheen. Seems to have stopped the sticky feel.

Thanks, any damage at all visible after that?

Did it still have the plasticised back, or bare metal, or whatever?

Polly-

I have had several other types of equipment with the sticky surface. I
used 100% isopropyl alcohol to clean it off. (Iso-HEET Premium
Fuel-Line Antifreeze & Water Remover, available at Walmart)

The resulting surfaces were smooth plastic. My impression is that the
rubber surface had been painted on. The trick is to find some kind of
paint remover that will not damage the surface underneath. A product
called "Goo Gone" might also work, but I have not tried it on rubberized
surfaces.

Fred

Thanks Fred, no Wal Mart in Australia, but a Nikon drone told me
("please don't say I told you" sort of an aside) to use 50% methylated
spirits (I believe you might know it as denatured alcohol) and water.

Will try and advise back.

Didn't work! :-(


I have here the F80 and that has a sticky back, from what I can guess
its not rubber but plastic. So metho ain't going to work.


Any suggestions?

my mate has a couple of thousand cameras and he has tried lotsa stuff
on all sorts of material and I don't think there has been any camera
body with a stable covering - right back to folders.

Ill give him a call, he was also a chemist (industrial)
  #10  
Old November 21st 12, 09:28 AM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Polly the Parrott
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Default Cleaning the rubberised back of a camera

On Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:48:22 +1100, Rob
wrote:

On 21/11/2012 6:55 AM, Polly the Parrott wrote:
On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:25:28 +1100, Rob
wrote:

On 20/11/2012 5:07 PM, Polly the Parrott wrote:
On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:21:53 +1100, Polly the Parrott
wrote:

On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:31:46 -0500, Fred McKenzie
wrote:

In article ,
Polly the Parrott wrote:

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:11:52 +1100, Rob wrote:
I have here a F80 which I know the history and it has done very little
work always stored in a hard snoot case not used for at least 12 years.

Its was as sticky as buggery I have tried several things, its the
plastic that is reverting back to petroleum. I don't think its sweat
that has caused the problem.

I finally used some Wurth brake cleaner (on a rag) to remove the sticky
surface then silicon Mr Sheen. Seems to have stopped the sticky feel.

Thanks, any damage at all visible after that?

Did it still have the plasticised back, or bare metal, or whatever?

Polly-

I have had several other types of equipment with the sticky surface. I
used 100% isopropyl alcohol to clean it off. (Iso-HEET Premium
Fuel-Line Antifreeze & Water Remover, available at Walmart)

The resulting surfaces were smooth plastic. My impression is that the
rubber surface had been painted on. The trick is to find some kind of
paint remover that will not damage the surface underneath. A product
called "Goo Gone" might also work, but I have not tried it on rubberized
surfaces.

Fred

Thanks Fred, no Wal Mart in Australia, but a Nikon drone told me
("please don't say I told you" sort of an aside) to use 50% methylated
spirits (I believe you might know it as denatured alcohol) and water.

Will try and advise back.

Didn't work! :-(


I have here the F80 and that has a sticky back, from what I can guess
its not rubber but plastic. So metho ain't going to work.


Any suggestions?

my mate has a couple of thousand cameras and he has tried lotsa stuff
on all sorts of material and I don't think there has been any camera
body with a stable covering - right back to folders.

Ill give him a call, he was also a chemist (industrial)


Thanks.
 




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