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    Posted: 24 June 2020 at 15:44
I own two Minolta Dynax 7 cameras (lucky me); one has had the sticky grip material entirely removed (before I acquired it) and it is a joy to use. My other is a mint unused 7LE and I no longer want it to be just a display/collector's item but I want to use it.

However, my boxed Limited Edition is getting very sticky, even without any use, so I would like to remove the material just like my other one has had. But before I make a total mess of it and ruin the camera I would like to get hold of a non-working example to practice on. If you have an unused, broken or otherwise cheap Dynax 7 still with its grip material in place, please let me know via a PM so we can hopefully do a deal.

Thank you

Brian
 



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I can't help you with a body , as my parts camera is kept for parts . I now have three d7's all in good working order and not a but of stickiness between them .
I used IPA ( isopropyl alcohol ) which cleans it perfectly , removing all stickiness without marking / staining or damaging the surface of the camera .
Apply it to a bit if rough cloth and rub , untill it's all gone .
Takes about 15 minutes .
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Thanks for your response Neil. Being thick for a moment, does the IPA "remove" the cladding and take it back to bare plastic (as with my good Dynax 7) or "clean" the surface of the cladding so that it isn't sticky any more?
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The rubber coating goes sticky as it degrades .
Basically it turns to goo .
When you use the IPA ( don't confuse this with the beer !) It removes whatever had turned to goo .
So you should end up with just clean , clear , smooth plastic .

Although you haven't got the "grippy" rubber coating anymore , the plastic isn't slippy .
The ergonomics give you a firm grip .

At any rate , the degraded rubber can not be converted or restored back into its previous state , so cleaning is the only option if you want to use the camera .
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