Repairing the rubber pad in an XQ2

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Repairing the rubber pad in an XQ2

Hello,

I gave my daughter my XQ2 so she can take a few pictures with me. She is still in kindergarden but she wants to do what her Dad does...it was 100€ Ebay find so I am alright if the camera gets damaged. It already has enough scuff marks anyway but it works fine. Besides at her age everything she can play with becomes automatically "hers" anyway

Problem is on my XQ2 the little rubber pad / thumb grip came off. Under it was a pretty thick layer of some kind of sticky glue. I cleaned it off with IPA and tried some superglue but it fell off a few days later...now with crusty superglue residue.

Has anyone had this problem before (maybe with another camera). How can I safely reattached the rubber pad. If not I'll put some black tape over it so my daughter won't injure herself in the sharp post and sticking up (for holding the pad). But that would obscure the status LED.

Thanks anyway...maybe some of you have an idea...

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The Point and Shoot Pro
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Re: Repairing the rubber pad in an XQ2

paulhoppe_photography wrote:

Hello,

I gave my daughter my XQ2 so she can take a few pictures with me. She is still in kindergarden but she wants to do what her Dad does...it was 100€ Ebay find so I am alright if the camera gets damaged. It already has enough scuff marks anyway but it works fine. Besides at her age everything she can play with becomes automatically "hers" anyway

Problem is on my XQ2 the little rubber pad / thumb grip came off. Under it was a pretty thick layer of some kind of sticky glue. I cleaned it off with IPA and tried some superglue but it fell off a few days later...now with crusty superglue residue.

Has anyone had this problem before (maybe with another camera). How can I safely reattached the rubber pad. If not I'll put some black tape over it so my daughter won't injure herself in the sharp post and sticking up (for holding the pad). But that would obscure the status LED.

Thanks anyway...maybe some of you have an idea...

I would clean the area very well with isopropyl alcohol, then use krazyglue gel to attach. I think it will stay on there good then.

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Yawlen Z
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Re: Repairing the rubber pad in an XQ2

Could this reply by Rightsaidfred Martin Lang to a similar question of mine be helpful to you as well?

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65938589

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I'll have to see if I kind find that kind of glue in Germany. Thanks though...

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paulhoppe_photography wrote:

I'll have to see if I kind find that kind of glue in Germany. Thanks though...

Gorilla glue gel would work as well if you have that brand.

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Ah...it's cyanoacrylate in gel form...I ought to find something like that...thanks

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MummRa Regular Member • Posts: 242
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I'll use shoes glue (toluene based) , its easier to remove than cyanoacrylate and less corrosive to plastics.

3M double side tape its good too (used this to fix rubber grips on my old nikon)

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