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08-28-2015, 12:29 AM   #16
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you can try alcohol to clean it off.

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Thanks Adam for the quick response.Do you have any suggestion with what to clean it with that won't hurt the rubberized material.
It varies with people's ! I have cleaned the lens grip brushing lightly and carefully with sweet almond oil!! It looks like new after.
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Oxidization/UV damage of the rubber surface. A toothbrush and Armor-All will clean it right off.

This is a common problem on the Maxxum series of lenses by Minolta, and I've always gotten them to look like-new using this method, and the Armor-All protects from further oxidation in the future.
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Pic of it please

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It won't show up cell phone snap.I came across an old old posting someone with the same issue on a nikon D700 only a couple weeks old that turned white and someone mentioned 303 protectant or Vinylex supposedly works excellent on restoring cleaning and UV protection.
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Yeah, those two products are essentially the same thing as Armor-All, so I imagine they would work equally well.

My process is to apply a little to the toothbrush, gently scrub the rubber surfaces until they all look nice and black, then wipe down with a household microfiber cloth. The Armor-All also works well to clean other surfaces of the camera, too, and is safe on weather sealing.

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It won't show up cell phone snap.I came across an old old posting someone with the same issue on a nikon D700 only a couple weeks old that turned white and someone mentioned 303 protectant or Vinylex supposedly works excellent on restoring cleaning and UV protection.
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Armor-All can be a bit slippery -- especially when freshly applied -- so be careful!
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Two bodies, almost all the shooting outdoors, dirty hands, wet. One was the first batch when the K3 was released. Still black. Probably from being dirty...

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