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Old 14th November 2018
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Re: Easy lens changing

Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
Not sure what you're saying here, Ross. When an epoxy resin adhesive like Araldite sets, it won't soften with heat. The setting is an irreversible chemical process. I thought animal glue was still used in violins, which softens with heat and facilitates repair of the instrument.

If you have anything with it spilt on, try a hair dryer on it & notice how it softens (with a knife or other sharp implement), but maybe it has been 5 minute Araldite. I can pick it off as it does, thankfully. Yes, animal glue (Russian Hide Glue) should be used, but sometimes some people have a go at doing their own repairs & later bring it to be done properly. Then it costs more as I have to undo what they've done. As I mentioned earlier, if a neck had been reglued in with Araldite then heating with a hair dryer I can eventually remove it as it softens. If it's hide glue, then after loosening the edges with a knife the neck then has to be cracked out, since the hide glue goes brittle.
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Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
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