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USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Konica Auto S3

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Konica Auto S3

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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.

Always exciting, film cameras may be in the past, for now, however, Olympus is still going strong here.

You are installing a 6 piece kit for the Konica Auto S3

This USCamera custom light seal kit includes,

Top channel seal, camera body – 1 x 1mm
Bottom channel seal, camera body – 1 x 1mm
Mirror cushion – 1 x 1mm
Top/bottom, door channel seal, back cover, latch end – 2 x 1mm
Hinge seal, camera body – 1 x 1mm

 

 

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Konica Auto S3

 

Somewhat unusual for film cameras,  this model Konica only uses light seals on the back cover assembly.

TechNote: The hinge baffle plate seal can be a tricky install.  I recommend practicing with a thick piece paper the same size as the seal, so you can get a feel of how that seal needs to slide into place. For a smooth installation, using Purell or another additive free hand sanitizer as an adhesive delay agent on both the light seal adhesive itself and location on the back cover is highly recommended.

I do not advise you to try and bend or flex the hinge baffle plate. Carefully flex the plate just a hair farther away from the cover and finish will crack and flake off.  That’s not far enough nor can you hold the flexed plate in position and install the seal.  When Konica assembled the back cover, they put foam where needed and then assemble the back as a unit. Always open to your comments.

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. Proper installation will give you thousands of light tight exposures.

See all USCamera light seal kits for Konica and more, start here.

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