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Old May 16, 2006, 1:17 AM   #1
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I'm not sure if those are the correct terms, but they're the ones you turn to adjust the focus of your lens if you're in manual focus mode, or when you want to adjust your lens's focal length. Anyway, I see that on one of my lenses, some parts of the rubber are sort of turning white. I'm thinking this is caused by sweaty palms touching the rubber. How do i make this black again?
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Old May 16, 2006, 5:19 AM   #2
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... How do i make this black again?
I've never try this on a lens yet, but would Armorall or any of thoses stuff used to detail cars should work! :-)

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I thought about armorall, but that'll make the rubber feel slippery and too shiny.
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Old May 16, 2006, 7:55 PM   #4
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I thought about armorall, but that'll make the rubber feel slippery and too shiny.
Just like new!!!

I've found the other stuff that work on the rubber tires are quite sticky... :-) :G :?
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Hi,

Read this post from the Pentax forum and contact that person for the right cloth.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=80

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Old May 24, 2006, 5:12 PM   #6
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Bluwing...thanks for that tip!

I found it in ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=8931166933

Bought one...I'll try it out.
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Hi,

There are two kinds of the jewlers cloth. One is without abrasives and the other one has abrasives. The one without abrasives is called a selvet, I think.

The one with the abrasives will take the paint off the barrel and scratch your lens!!!! Talk to Robar in that forum to make sure...



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Old May 26, 2006, 9:00 AM   #8
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Posted an inquiry to robar...

I did some more research...the link in his post points to a site that sell the Selvyt cloth. Looks like there's a few sizes available...the one I got is5"x5" from ebay...should be good and small enough to carry with me in my camera bag.
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