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Re: magazine light seal
Take a look at the inside of your Magazine covers. On the French 200' mags
and on the English 400' mags there are long rubber rods designed to keep the
film from rubbing right up against the door in the event of loose film or a
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 stainless
steel rods place less friction on the film than the rubber --- I'm in the
process of converting all my mags to stainless steel, figuring that noise is
better than a jam).
If you strip off one of these rubber rods, you should find that they are a
perfect match for the rubber seal around the mag pressure plate. I once used
a few to replace a worn-out seal; I used contact cement--- got cement all
over the place and it looked ugly but worked. My gluing technique definitely
needed refining. If nothing else, you could take one of those rubber rods to
a rubber supply company, or a gasket making company, or an electronics store
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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