Cleaning Nikon N70/F70 - N100/F100

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by José, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. José

    José FF Regular Subscribing Member

    Mar 25, 2015
    Hi there,

    Once I saw this new forum, I started wondering: "why don't I shoot film anymore?". Went looking for my cameras and I remembered: "Oh yes, my F70 has a very nasty sticky back...".

    I've noticed this starting to form about 10 years ago and recall browsing the web some years ago looking for a solution, but besides some countries where Nikon was replacing that, the other options didn't look good for me (e.g. baby powder or duck tape).

    So, tried a few ideas and finally was able to clean all that by scrubbing sensor cleaning liquid (the cheapest one I've found, Hama brand) with a glasses cleaning tissue. Took me 3 to 5 minutes, but it's all gone.

    I share the tip here for someone eventually on the same situation. Please share other cleaning tips you might have.

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2015
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  2. RichardB

    RichardB Super Moderator

    Mar 23, 2015
    Maryland, US
    I had a sticky FM10 that I cleaned with isopropyl alcohol (91%) and paper towels. My son the chemical engineering student told me that isopropyl alcohol is a good pure solvent.
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