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USCamera | New Light Seal Foam | Kits

USCamera | New Light Seal Foam | Kits

Non-adhesive foam was recently added to our inventory of open cell light seal material.
USCamera | New Light Seal Foam | Kits

It is easy to  install a new set of seals in a vintage film camera. That service may be required a couple times during its lifetime. We can help you do a pro install. Light seal remove and install info.

As I have said before, the camera manufacturers finally were able to produce a very high quality open cell foam with a high cell count per cm in the middle 1960’s.
The engineers designed cameras to use that foam and never looked back.

We are stocking NA (Non-Adhesive) foam as,

NA Sheets 100 x 200mm, thicknesses of 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, and 4.0.

Also, NA Foam strips, perfect for 35mm body door channels. 1.5mm fits Nikon and Minolta cameras, and 2.0mm fit Canon A-Series very much like the original seals. Sold in packages of 10 pieces,

  • 1mm x 1mm x 195L
  • 1.5mm x 1.5mm x 195L
  • 2.0mm x 2.0mm x 195L
  • 2.5mm x 2.5mm x 195L
  • 3.0mm x 3.0mm x 195L

We can custom cut most any seal you may require up to 350mm in length.

USCamera | New Light Seal Foam | Kits

Non-adhesive foam is the favorite of professional camera techs. It is much easier to apply to camera body channels than foam with adhesive.

Pliobond is the best adhesive to use in cameras. Tools required to apply adhesive are MEK as a thinner, toothpicks, and a syringe 10ML size. I find a needle .80mm is the right size for me to apply adhesive most any place required in a photo equipment.

Plus, Installing NA foam is easier than yarn with out the “fuzzies”.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Michael is quite knowledgeable about light seal applications.

Lastly,  I plan on making a video showing you exactly how easy and fast you can foam a camera with NA foam. I will make sure to add a link here.

Thanks for your continued support.


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About Gray

As a veteran attending National Camera's resident camera repair school in 1979, is where I found my true calling for the demanding yet extremely interesting field of photo equipment service and sales. For 25 years we grew every year. The staff and I serviced tens of thousands of film camera items, trained many technicians, met thousands of wonderful customers and truly had a fantastic time. Within 2 years of 2004, my service experience was devalued somewhat by the internet, film camera sales/service flatlined. Camera stores 50 times larger than mine were closing. I could see a new opportunity on the Internet. USCamera started as information site then became a family run internet business. Our mission remains the same, • Specialize in Vintage film equipment, mostly after 1958 • Knowledgeable • Provide quality products • Superior Service • Always available via phone - contact form – email All of us at USCamera look forward to serving you. Gray

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