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RE: magazine light seal
Took me a minute to see those rods you were talking about. Then I
realized they were missing on the 200' I was looking at. Found some on
an English 400'. Only problem is they are all as old as the light seals
and just as dried out. Can't use 'em.
This whole thing started when I decided to replace one of the seals and
I went down to my local HW store and bought an off the shelf O-ring.
Don't remember what size, but I believe it is 1/8" diameter. And it
works pretty good in the straight sections. If you pull it taunt it
slips into the groove easily and when you release it, it swells back and
snugs into the groove tight. Whoopee, so far so good. Now comes the
problem, it keeps slipping off in the corners. Once I get one corner
started, then move around to the next, it POPS off! I had a couple of
ideas to fix this. I thought about putting a drop of Super Glue into a
corner then fitting the O-ring into it. Think it would hold? Definitely
a two man job. It won't be easy to hold a tight O-ring and squeeze a
measured amount of super glue into the corner. My other idea was to take
a piece of wood and cut it down to approximately the dimensions of the
seal groove, wrap the O-ring around the wood, then put a heat gun to it
and try to shape it a bit. Whadda ya think? I will probably figure
something out eventually, but I thought I would put the question before
the List and see if anyone had done this before I super glue some limbs
together, burn down my house with a heat gun, or put the local hardware
store owner's kids thru college buying O-rings.
Take a look at the inside of your Magazine covers. On the French 200'
and on the English 400' mags there are long rubber rods designed to keep
film from rubbing right up against the door in the event of loose film
loose core, (the French 400' mags use a stainless steel rod instead ---
noisier if the film rubs, but less likely to jam the mag since the
steel rods place less friction on the film than the rubber --- I'm in
process of converting all my mags to stainless steel, figuring that
better than a jam).
If you strip off one of these rubber rods, you should find that they are
perfect match for the rubber seal around the mag pressure plate. I once
a few to replace a worn-out seal; I used contact cement--- got cement
over the place and it looked ugly but worked. My gluing technique
needed refining. If nothing else, you could take one of those rubber
a rubber supply company, or a gasket making company, or an electronics
selling rubber belts for VCR and audio equipment, and try to match it.
Let us know what ends up working. Mark.
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