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Mar 21, 2010 17:48 |  #1

I was at a race over the weekend and got mud all over the 7D. It got on the lens, and around the pop up flash and where the strap loop thing connects to the camera. Maybe a few other places. It wasn't covered or anything, but do you think this could really damage anything? I got it all off pretty much except possibly areas I can't get to or see.

That's the nature of a muddy woods dirtbike race though... can't avoid it too much... wasn't any other way to get the pics either.




  
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Mar 21, 2010 17:49 |  #2

I think it'l be alright. it is "weather sealed"


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Mar 21, 2010 18:01 |  #3

more like weather resistant. it should be fine, just dab at it with a damp cloth.


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Mar 21, 2010 18:04 |  #4

mtran wrote in post #9842959 (external link)
more like weather resistant. it should be fine, just dab at it with a damp cloth.

only use alcohol as a dampener... if that mud has salt in it (which it will) you could be giving the salts a catalyst by which it shorts out your camera [Ironic as it works now i assume, but cleaning could be the death of it]


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Mar 21, 2010 18:17 |  #5

I can see specs of dust inside where the strap loop connector mounts to the camera. No way to get to it... ideas?




  
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Mar 21, 2010 18:28 |  #6

FMX wrote in post #9843027 (external link)
I can see specs of dust inside where the strap loop connector mounts to the camera. No way to get to it... ideas?

shopvac with a small tube attachment; and a small bristled toothbrush to dislodge


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Mar 21, 2010 18:32 |  #7

FMX wrote in post #9843027 (external link)
I can see specs of dust inside where the strap loop connector mounts to the camera. No way to get to it... ideas?

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Mar 21, 2010 18:36 |  #8

use a soft toothbrush that is wetted w/ some alcohol. Gently bush the dirt out. Having the toothbrush wetted with alcohol allows some lubrication between the dirt and the body of the camera. It is also a cleaner. Alcohol quickly evaporates and leaves no residue behind.


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Mar 21, 2010 18:37 |  #9

FMX wrote in post #9843027 (external link)
I can see specs of dust inside where the strap loop connector mounts to the camera. No way to get to it... ideas?

Try blowing the dust out.


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