Very sticky D70.

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12 Feb 2015
CCP
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I decided to get out my old d70 today, but the right hand side, the grip area is very sticky for some reason. I have tried giving it a wipe with white spirit on a kitchen towel. No change, still sticky. Any idea why it is sticky, and how I can fix this problem? Has this ever happened to any of your old cameras?

Posted 13 Feb 2015
HowardJ
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Were you overly excited the last time you used it?

Posted 13 Feb 2015
HowardJ
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HowardJ
OK, seriously I'd Google it as its probably a known issue.

From a quick Google.

http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00bMU8

It is indeed a known issue.

Posted 13 Feb 2015
Edited by HowardJ 13 Feb 2015
CCP
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HowardJ

Were you overly excited the last time you used it?


No, if I were that excited, I am sure the model would have ran out of the room. 

Posted 13 Feb 2015
CCP
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HowardJ

OK, seriously I'd Google it as its probably a known issue. From a quick Google. http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00bMU8 It is indeed a known issue.


Thanks for that, looks like a lot of work to do, trying to clean it off. Maybe next time I will buy a Canon. 

Posted 13 Feb 2015
HowardJ
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Thanks for that, looks like a lot of work to do, trying to clean it off. Maybe next time I will buy a Canon. 
Apparently you can buy a new set of rubbers for the camera.
Posted 13 Feb 2015
w4pictures
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Something for the click end, sir?

Posted 14 Feb 2015
CCP
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HowardJ

Apparently you can buy a new set of rubbers for the camera.


Yes, but they're not worth the money for an old camera. I dug it out to take to a gig, as it's small enough to have the body in one coat pocket and the lens in another. I had plastic bag over the sticky side, which has stuck anyway. I wil still try to get the goo off sometime, but the camera did the job anyway. I had a quick look at the pics last night when I got home, nothing portfolio worthy, but I think the band will like them. 

Cheers. cheeky
Posted 14 Feb 2015
CCP
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w4pictures

Something for the click end, sir?


No comment. 
Posted 14 Feb 2015
carshaltonkev
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Thanks for that, looks like a lot of work to do, trying to clean it off. Maybe next time I will buy a Canon. 



Some of the Canon EOS film cameras were notorious for rubber grips turning sticky over time. The EOS 5 for one.

I believe the solution is to rub the sticky stuff off with what they call in the USA "denatured alcohol" which I assume is methylated spirits. Meths worked for me- but I was cleaning up Canon film cameras. It could be different on a Nikon? It does not take long.

Posted 14 Feb 2015
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carshaltonkev

Some of the Canon EOS film cameras were notorious for rubber grips turning sticky over time. The EOS 5 for one.

I believe the solution is to rub the sticky stuff off with what they call in the USA "denatured alcohol" which I assume is methylated spirits. Meths worked for me- but I was cleaning up Canon film cameras. It could be different on a Nikon? It does not take long.



I was trying to get it off with white spirit, but I will look out for alchohol. God only knows when I'll get around to that. Next time I want to shoot a gig probably. 

Thanks. smiley
Posted 15 Feb 2015
carshaltonkev
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I was trying to get it off with white spirit, but I will look out for alchohol. God only knows when I'll get around to that. Next time I want to shoot a gig probably. 

Thanks. smiley


They recommend isopropyl alcohol, which is not something I have seen around much. As methylated spirit is approx 90% alcohol (plus very nasty additives to stop people drinking it) it should do the job OK.

Posted 16 Feb 2015
CCP
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carshaltonkev

They recommend isopropyl alcohol, which is not something I have seen around much. As methylated spirit is approx 90% alcohol (plus very nasty additives to stop people drinking it) it should do the job OK.


 
It can't taste worse than some of those others people drink. Put a nice label on a nice looking bottle, like Southern Comfort, people would drink loads of it. 

Thanks, I will try that, on my camera I mean, not drink it. frown
Posted 16 Feb 2015
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