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03-29-2015, 07:45 PM   #1
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Suggestion for cleaning musty faux leather on MX?

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I picked up a nice MX a few weeks back and I'm really enjoying it. One thing I'd like to address with it is that the faux leather wrap on the body smells kinda musty - I can smell it when I lift the camera to my eye. Any suggestions what I can use to clean it and hopefully remove the odor without damaging the leather or the camera?

03-29-2015, 11:19 PM   #2
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Gentle scrubbing with a mild detergent solution (dish soap) and a soft cloth would be a good start. Follow with clean water.

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Just keeping the camera out in some fresh air (indoors) or under a fan for a while would also help.

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03-30-2015, 03:56 AM   #4
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As for me.. I don't mind change the appearance of my camera.. I am recently thinking of getting old camera body and replace the faux leather with actual leather.. It looks better and get rid of the smell all together..

I got my idea from

Thinking of getting an used, cheap body to do some experiment right now.

03-30-2015, 03:27 PM   #5
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Thanks guys!
I think I'll try soapy water followed by fresh water followed by airing out. I'd prefer not to replace the original leatherette if possible.
Take care,

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