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Clean the shutter blades on GS
Old 03-22-2006   #1
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Clean the shutter blades on GS

Hello everyone,

I've been trying to clean the shutter blades on my GS using lighter fluid and rubbing alchohol for 4 days, but the problem still persisted, actually the blade opened all the way at one time, but then the problem returned after 1/2 roll of film.

The problem: the shutter would open only 2/3. Anyone use any other cleaning fluid/technique that works better than the chemical that I used ??? All the helps are greatly appreciated!

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Old 03-22-2006   #2
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To do the job properly you reaaly need to strip the shutter down in order to get rid of all the dried out grease / grot that has built up over time. This is not a job for the faint of heart or mechanically inept.

I would suggest contacting Greyhoundman here to see if he will do it for you - he does great work at realistic prices.
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I am assuming that is a Yashica GS...Just stripped a GSN down completely I can say that there is no way I would do a total shutter teardown on one to clean it...I was surprised at a few extra parts I did not count on in there. I am sure you have some excess grease you cant get to that is still sticking the blades together...on my GSN there was NO grease anywhere in the whole camera.
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Thanks everyone... Greyhoundman just showed me some tips, will try it tonight .... darn! these electros are addictive ... spent so little money and so much time on them !!!!!

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