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Quick question re shutter cleaning with lighter fluid

 
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antjam65



Joined: 27 Dec 2001
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering how long you should wait after cleaning a shutter with lighter fluid before screwing the lens elements back on? How long does it take before the fluid is completely evaporated?
Thanks for any input.
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clnfrd



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience, I operate the iris (aperture) adjustment periodically over several hours until I see no sign of wetness on the leaves...if it appears to be dry, I replace the front plate and fire the shutter several times. If the leaves of the shutter appear dry, then I replace the lens elements. This all usually is ok after drying overnight. Fred.

[ This Message was edited by: clnfrd on 2002-10-14 17:08 ]

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Les



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"...fire the shutter several times"

yeah after the flames die out and the shutter cools off, it's pretty much dry... "-)
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clnfrd



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee, Les, you're so funny you ought to be on the stage...the next one leaves in 15 minutes. Fred. Whoops!! You missed it. :grin:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2002 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just keep a charged fire extinguisher at a safe distance that someone can grab and put you out with before you become well done.

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