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    Posted: 04 June 2018 at 12:38
The rubber grip on the Tamron 180 was starting to get a little funky and needed a cleaning so I started going through my options when I remembered I have glycerin for water splash shoots. So I went to google it's use for rubber reconditioning and when I saw Google auto fill 'rubber treatment' as I was typing in glycerin I knew I was on the right track. Dilute with water about 50/50 and then apply as sparingly as possible with a tooth brush and then scrub the rubber. I soaked the brush then dabbed it on a towel to remove the excess and the rubber cleaned up quite nicely. I let it sit overnight then went over it again this morning with a dry toothbrush and so far so good, the black is back and if you look closely it still has a wet look to it but it feels dry to the touch, but it also has a slight greasy feel if you rub your fingers together. It's been on there less than 12 hours now, I'll check them (also did the 70-200G) tonight and post some comparison shots including the 70-400G which is untreated so far.

Edited by stiuskr - 04 June 2018 at 12:45
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Use Pledge for ceaning and conditioning. You'll won't be disappointed. Not only for rubber but for all smooth surfaces. But don't use it on lenses and viewfinders.
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The glycerin worked great, I'll be sticking with it. Rubbed them down one last time with a microfiber towel during lunch earlier today and they're like new now. Here they are with the lightly used 70-400G, the Tamron still has a wet look but it's totally dry and there's nothing rubbing off on my fingers that I can feel but if I rub a sheet of white paper over it there is a faint black stain.


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