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    Posted: 21 September 2019 at 02:03
Hi all, I have searched the forum and can't find any info on this issue. My A7's grip (rubber part) is peeling off. Right under the card door area. I would simply reattach it using some type of adhesive but the rubber has stretched out and no longer fits in place. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what to do about it. I think I've seen replacement grip tape meant for film cameras mostly, not sure how that would work though. Any help would be appreciated!
 



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3M do a tape that's good for fitting rubber grips and leather back on cameras , though I can't try which one .
Your problem is that the piece that you want to reapply is now no longer the correct size/ shape .
The only way you can do this is to either trim it back down to size , if possible .
That would probably look pretty rough though .
Sounds like you need to get a piece of replacement rubber grip for it and start again .

Do a search on 3M tape and camera coverings / leather and to particular version should come up .
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Thanks for the tips! I'll lookup that 3M tape. I do have a rubber adhesive I've been debating about trying. Not sure how well it'll hold up though since the area is apparently a high stress area. While examining the rest of the grip I could see where I usually hold since the rubber has been smoothed over. Maybe I can do a Hasselblad treatment to it, tan leather and wood!
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I have exactly the same problem, I tried to glue it back on with a glue that according to the description was especially suited to glue rubber and metal together. However after a week it became loose again. I'll try another glue (haven't found one yet) and report back here later if it works or not. If I find no solution I'll just cut off the loose piece and live without it, the metal underneath is quite smooth so I don't think it influences the operation or my hold on the camera.
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Try some 3M weatherstrip adhesive, if that won't hold it nothing will. Just make sure to clean all surfaces a couple times with some alcohol wipes first.
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Happened in the same spot on my my A7ii and i couldn`t get it to restick, eventually sold as is and now have silicone skin on my a7iii to prevent similar , though it has a different door design and hopefully wont happen. You can order a replacemnt door/part from Sony or some online companies if you are handy.I`m not sure the A7/A7ii is replacebale but A7Rii and A7Sii apparently are and i`ve seen a how to somewhere, possibly fred miranda IIRC.
I ordered the wrong one and have one for the A7rii if anyone needs one give me a shout lol.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote moke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 September 2019 at 11:56
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

I have exactly the same problem, I tried to glue it back on with a glue that according to the description was especially suited to glue rubber and metal together. However after a week it became loose again. I'll try another glue (haven't found one yet) and report back here later if it works or not. If I find no solution I'll just cut off the loose piece and live without it, the metal underneath is quite smooth so I don't think it influences the operation or my hold on the camera.


Thats what I'm afraid of. Its a high stress area apparently so chances of it staying are slim. Thanks!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 September 2019 at 12:00
Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:

Try some 3M weatherstrip adhesive, if that won't hold it nothing will. Just make sure to clean all surfaces a couple times with some alcohol wipes first.


Thanks, I was thinking of trying some, but would most likely make a bulge in the area. I think I'll wait till it breaks off then maybe try some replacement grip tape in the area. Its a very small area but I'm one of those guys that will be bothered by it!

Edited by moke - 30 September 2019 at 12:03
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