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10-20-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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how to clean the rubber coating on a GX20

The rubber coating on my GX20 body is becoming very white and grubby

I am looking for real solutions to restore my camera back to its clean black glory

Dont tell me isopropyl alcohol (propan-2-ol) i have tried it and it doesnt work

Dont tell me Armour All or some random silicone based cleaner from a car spares shop unless you have tried it and it is satisfactory.

What do they use at the factory?

Any ideas that you have tried and proven to be effective with no after effects

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I just use a water dampened cloth to clean my cameras on the rare occasions that i clean them. It works for me.
I have no idea what is used at the factory, but I would hope that the equipment is coming off the assembly line clean anyway.
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What Wheatfield said. But if that didn't work, diluted regular kitchen detergent with toothbrush will do wonder. Alcohol is great for lens mount contacts, not for rubber though.
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Not from experience with cameras--but have you tried glycerine.

12-03-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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Well now the follow up

I used a 25% solution of vinegar based window cleaner on a cloth. I followed this up with clean water on another cloth. I allowed the rubber to dry and then gave it 3 coatings with 303 Aerospace protectant on another cloth, allowing a couple of hours between wipe overs.

I have since used the 303 protectant on my lens that have not gone white and it works a treat at keeping them looking new.

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