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Old 25th August 2020, 03:41 PM
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Default Reattaching leather on Microcord and Rolleiflex

I've noticed the leather covering on my two favourite camera, my MPP Microcord and Rolleiflex Standard 622 is starting to lift away from the body. Any suggestions on how to reattach it?
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Old 25th August 2020, 03:56 PM
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Evostick contact adhesive. Use carefully and nit too much.

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Old 25th August 2020, 03:59 PM
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Old 25th August 2020, 04:14 PM
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I've used UHU contact adhesive, much the same as evostick, as Ian says, use very sparingly,
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Old 25th August 2020, 04:17 PM
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Evostick contact adhesive which Ian recommends is applied to both gluing surfaces, then left to go touch dry before bringing both surfaces together. There is no room for error as it bonds immediately. This is no problem if you can guarantee bringing the leather into its exact final position on contact. But if you want a bit of shuffle room - to slide the leather into position, then you could use UHU glue. It comes in a yellow tube and is readily available from shops that sell stationery. I use it for gluing the leather grip on longbows.

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Old 25th August 2020, 04:27 PM
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Just to be clear. The UHU glue I was describing is the all purpose adhesive, not UHU contact adhesive.

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Old 25th August 2020, 04:38 PM
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No need for shuffling as it is lifting corners and edges rather than bits dropped off so will head to the hardware shop when it opens in the morning and find some contact glue and something like some cocktail sticks to apply small blobs!
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Old 25th August 2020, 05:48 PM
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Dave,
if it is just corners, not the whole piece I use Bostic glue dots or something like it,with great success, I have used them on both of my Microcords and a rolleiflex to simply re attach corners, and they are still sticking, the are described as extra strong, and no risk of residue problems
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Old 25th August 2020, 06:27 PM
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OK thanks, will look what the shop has in stock tomorrow
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Old 26th August 2020, 06:37 PM
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Well I remembered last night the village hardware shop doesn't open on a Wednesday so a tube of the cheapest contact glue I could find on next day Amazon delivery was ordered (Ever Build Instant Bond) and the leather on the cameras is now firmly back in place. Thanks everyone.
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