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Shurtape gaffer tape on camera body for long-term

 
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Jul 25, 2013 10:35 |  #1

Is it a good idea? Or will it leave residue in long term? By long term I mean a couple of years or more maybe?

I just wanna protect it from scratches, so I can sell it to upgrade.


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Jul 25, 2013 10:51 |  #2

Gaffer tape will leave residue long term.


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Jul 25, 2013 13:42 |  #3

Ahh okay. I asked because I read some leave it on for years and its comes off residue-less. So, would like to see what experience other's have.


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Jul 27, 2013 18:02 |  #4

I use Shurtape gaffer tape, as well as 3M gaffer tape, and I agree that gaffer tape left on for a prolonged time can leave considerable residue.


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Jul 28, 2013 09:39 |  #5

I tape the switches on my lenses down (so they don't get bumped)
I change the tape every 3 months or so, and it leaves residue.
I remove the residue with another bit of gaffa, a rub with a cloth, and then retape the switches


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Jul 28, 2013 13:10 as a reply to  @ Echo63's post |  #6

Thanks guys. I've used on my 7D for three days and removed, and there's easy to remove residue on the edges.

So I guess 1-2 months and then change would be best.


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Jul 28, 2013 13:51 |  #7

U can buy a body cover for it, it's not very expensive and fits like a glove.
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Aug 05, 2013 09:28 |  #8

In my other life I am the Technical Director for a professional dance company as well as a stagehand for *mumble, mumble* years. Gaff will definitely leave a residue. How long you have before that happens depends on, among other things, temperature. "Normal" temps for camera use should give a few months. Higher temps, including storage temps for the rolls prior to applying, can drastically shorten that period. The good news is if it does leave a residue, simply get another piece of gaff and treat it like a lint roller to remove it.


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Aug 14, 2013 22:30 as a reply to  @ graydragon1's post |  #9

rubbing alcohol gets the residue off quite easily. The only pain in the arse is when the residue gets stuck in between the tiny cracks where 2 pieces of the body mate together..you're outta luck and its hard to clean out.


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