Light Seal Placement Guides

Pentax ME Super Light Seal Placement Guide

Pentax ME Super Light Seal Placement Guide

For help installing light seal kits please go here.  Following the link to that short read can improve the quality of your light seal installation
Pentax ME Super Light Seal Placement Guide
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You are installing a 4 piece kit for the Pentax ME Super, ME, MG, MV, MV-1

This Pentax ME Super light seal kit includes,

Lower channel seal, camera body – 1 x 1mm
Upper channel seal, camera body – 1 x 1mm
Hinge seal, camera body – 1 x 1mm
Mirror cushion – 1 x 3mm


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First of all, the most important and time-consuming work is removing the old seals. Focus on clean, clean, clean. Clean the old residue from the door channels, mirror cushion area, door hinge area and anywhere else you are replacing the seals. The finest adhesive in the world will not adhere to that sticky, gooey residue that was once a quality light seal. Furthermore, proper installation will give you thousands of light tight exposures.

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2 thoughts on “Pentax ME Super Light Seal Placement Guide

  1. Chuck Arquitt says:

    Hello Gray,
    The light seal foam on the camera I just purchased had already deteriorated to a point that it became tar and got all over the focus screen. I’m sure you know on the Pentax ME Super that replacing the screen is a major job getting the screen from a donor camera and installing it in the good camera.
    I was able to do a fairly good job using 3M Specialty Adhesive Remover just cleaning it in place. Looks about 99% clean which I can live with. The solvent is very expensive but it apparently did no damage to the plastic screen. I normally use it to remove adhesive from plastic boat cover windows after sewing (my boat cover business). Just for your information because you mentioned you didn’t know of any solvent that could work.

    1. Gray says:

      That is very interesting! I will get some of that chemistry and try it on some focusing screens I have, then post the findings here. I would really like to talk to you about how you cleaned the screen without disassembly of the viewfinder Give me a call anytime. Gray

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