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Very sticky D70.

Chris is off-line
12 February 2015 19:32
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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?


HowardJ is off-line
13 February 2015 02:03
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Were you overly excited the last time you used it?


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13 February 2015 02:04
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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.


Chris is off-line
13 February 2015 08:52
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Quote from 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. 



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13 February 2015 08:54
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Quote from 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. 



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13 February 2015 17:38
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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.


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14 February 2015 05:52
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Something for the click end, sir?


Chris is off-line
14 February 2015 16:48
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Quote from 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


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14 February 2015 16:52
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Something for the click end, sir?



No comment. 


Kevin W is off-lineSilver Member
14 February 2015 18:48
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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.

As in life, so in a game of hazard, skill will make something of the worst of throws.



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