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02-11-2016, 04:03 PM   #1
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Fixing light leaks for an old film loader

I recently got a Lloyd's film loader for cheap - it turns out it was for a reason (of course!) As you can see below, the lip of the lid is a bit broken leading to a light leak. I think I'll try to fix it with tape for a roll or two and see how that works out. Was wondering if any of you had better suggestions for how to deal with it, or if I should toss it all together. I put an LED inside to take this photo, it really highlights the issue!



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No problem.
Just need to repair the lip with black epoxy putty that's slow drying and mold-able, such as:
Milliput - The epoxy putty with a thousand uses in modelling, DIY and industry
check out their how to page.
Most hobby shops would have it.
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Looks like a job for J-B Weld:

http://www.jbweld.com/products/plasticweld-epoxy-putty

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Cheers guys, I'm well versed in fixing things with epoxy or epoxy putty. I'll have a go at it this weekend, thanks!

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Fixed! Used some plastic epoxy putty, then added some marine epoxy on top to smooth it out.

Masked off with anti stick mask, ie plastic wrap.


Curing in the oven at 50C, because I didn't want to wait a day for it to cure


Done with more epoxy!


Cleaned up


Its ugly, but quite usable. Time to load some RPX 25 in it!
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