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08-25-2022, 08:03 AM   #1
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Any suggestions on where I can find a rubber grip contact cover for bottom of a K-5?

I always used to have a grip on it, and now I cant find the little rubber cover/guard for the grip contacts on the bottom. What is the correct term for this part?

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They used to sell them at uscamera.com but haven't been in stocks since Ricoh stopped selling parts to non-Ricoh partners. You can give them a try, perhaps Ricoh changed their policy once again.

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There is a recess in the grip to store the rubber cover … you haven't "hidden" it there, have you
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QuoteOriginally posted by kypfer Quote
There is a recess in the grip to store the rubber cover you haven't "hidden" it there, have you
Yeah, I probably did... and when I sold the grip, off it went!

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They used to sell them at uscamera.com but haven't been in stocks since Ricoh stopped selling parts to non-Ricoh partners. You can give them a try, perhaps Ricoh changed their policy once again.
Thanks for that. They are out of stock, but the name of it is a "Pentax bottom cover connector cap"!

If anyone has any other sources, please let me know, thanks!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jake14mw Quote
I always used to have a grip on it, and now I cant find the little rubber cover/guard for the grip contacts on the bottom. What is the correct term for this part?
I think it's called bottom plate rubber. I lost mine on the K1, probably while adding and removing the battery grip. I couldn't find anywhere any replacement part for the K-1, so what I did it that I made one out of a piece of rubber and covered it with removable adhesive tape to maintain weather sealing when shooting outdoors. On top of the adhesive tape is the L bracket permanently screwed on the bottom plate, so it's even better sealed than with the original rubber part.
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Could someone print one with a 3D printer? This is a very commonly lost item...
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I found one on eBay for my k5
Should be the same from K7 to K3ii
Postage was more than the actual part😊 happy hunting.
It was actually nos from a camera shop.

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A suggestion as to manufacturing the part(at your own peril)
Small tube black silicone
Masking tape
Vaseline
Remove bottom plate
Treat cover lip with Vaseline
Mask across hole inside plate
Mask up around hole outside plate
Careful apply silicone and smooth over.
Let set for 24hours gently remove silicone and trim as necessary.
Refit bottom plate and silicone cap.
Best of luck 👍
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Maybe look for another battery grip. I recently bought a grip that had the cover still on the grip.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tonyzoc Quote
Maybe look for another battery grip. I recently bought a grip that had the cover still on the grip.
You could sell the extra cover you now have, and return the balance in the universe
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