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Replacing light seals on Canon Demi
Old 03-04-2018   #1
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Replacing light seals on Canon Demi

Hey guys, about to receive Canon Demi (first one) with destroyed light seals. What would you recommend as a replacement material and a method? As I understand it'll need to be properly cut and measured...

I've taken apart and fixed a few cameras, but never light seals, yet.

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Different self-adhesive foam materials can be had off eBay. I bought some years ago and don't remember what exactly it is. It works and cutting it doesn't require excessive precision in general, I wouldn't know if the Demi has specific requirements in that regard though. I'd be interested to hear what material is most durable, too, does anyone have data on that?
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Is there anything that could be bought at a school-supply type of a store anyone had good experience with?
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I have had good experiences with Aki-Asahi’s light seals, so I would go with this:

http://aki-asahi.com/store/html/demi-seal/index.php
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Is there anything that could be bought at a school-supply type of a store anyone had good experience with?


I've read about the material from a mouse pad being used. But it isn't self adhesive and needs to be cut in all three dimensions as it's too thick I think.
I've also read about black wool(!) yarn being used in movie cameras. Might work in still cameras, but you'd need the right quality that no little hairs come off of.
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Google Jon Goodman (eBay ID, interslice) who has an enthusiastic following. I have used a kit and everything you read about his service is true.
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