Old cameras hard " leather" ? or something else and how we care it?

Started Aug 15, 2022 | Questions thread
kamituel
kamituel Senior Member • Posts: 1,391
Re: Old cameras hard " leather" ? or something else and how we care it?
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KCK14 wrote:

While called "leatherette" it is a vinyl of some sort. Some cameras will last just fine, some it seems to harden and become brittle. When finishing working on a camera, we would wipe it down with a very small amount of Armor All to shine it up. I doubt it had any long term preservation, just looked better.

Depending on the camera it could also be "vulcanite" (vulcanised rubber).

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