Light Seal Placement Guides

Yashica Electro 35 Light Seal Placement Guide

Yashica Electro 35 Light Seal Placement Guide

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Yashica Electro 35 Light Seal Placement Guide
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USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Yashica Electro 35

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Yashica Electro 35

This USCamera custom 6 piece light seal kit fits the Yashica Electro 35, Yashica G, GS, GSN, GTN, GL, MG-1, and CC. This kit includes,

Lower channel seal on the camera body – 1 x 1mm
Upper channel seal on the camera body – 1 x 1mm
Hinge seal, back cover, hinge end – 1 x 2mm
Latch plate seal, back cover – 1 x 2mm. see Tech Note
Bottom channel seal, back cover latch end – 1 x 2mm
Top channel seal, back cover latch end – 1 x 2mm

Tech Note. Please note in order to cover all of the Electro 35 Models made, the bottom channel seal is longer than the top for the oldest models.  If you are installing this kit on a later model, you will need to adjust the length when installing this seal.

General Installation Guidelines

Door latch seal, back cover. Tech Note. On the back cover, door latch side, there is a channel where a felt type material is used as a light seal.  This seal does not need replacement as it does not wear out. A foam seal 47mm L x 2mm W x 2mm T has been included in this kit If this seal is missing or damaged. Again only replace this seal if it missing or damaged.

Door channel seals, at door latch end, back cover. Install these seals, latch end of the back cover, above/below the door latch starting 5mm from the edge of the door channel.

Door channel seals, camera body. Install the upper and lower back cover channel seals starting at the hinge side on the camera body, working from right to left. The upper channel has the counter actuation lever. You will need to install this seal as close to each side of the counter lever opening as possible.

Hinge Seal, back cover. Install this starting at the top edge of the back cover, hinge side and work your way down.

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.

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