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Peeling rubber

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Jul 02, 2011 17:13 |  #1

my 1D III has taken a few too many trips into the humid, sticky "clubs" and is beginning to have the rubber peel from the lower grip. I read online that most adhesives won't work well, or that "super glue" would be bad since the rubber may need to be removed if the camera needs to be serviced.

Where might I be able to find OE canon rubber-grips for the 1D?


OR, any suggestions and personal experience with types of adhesives that work well would be appreciated as well.

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Jul 02, 2011 18:01 |  #2

Call them or look on ebay. DO NOT SUPER GLUE IT. You'll just be screwing Canon over if you ever need a repair.

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Jul 02, 2011 19:21 |  #3

have a look thru the parts catalogue Here (external link)
and work out what part numbers you need, then just call Canon & order them. For some unknown reason they are happy to supply parts in some countries, but not others - looks like you're in a spot that does.

As mentioned above, ebay is another source.

In reality the rubber is just stuck on with doublesided tape so it's not a big drama to fix (and yes the rubber has to come off to get access to screws if you ever need to take the camera apart...)

some fairly old canon camera stuff, canon lenses, Manfrotto "thingy", and an M5, also an M6 that has had a 720nm filter purchased for:
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Feb 15, 2013 09:27 |  #4

the 60D was famous for the rubber peeling off,was told there was a recall on early models like mine ,I sent a photo of mine to show the problem,as per canon canada ,I got ,"what`s the problem".Anyways I tried several things and found that ,3M`s spray adhesive works good for this,sprayed body and rubber,wait roughly 1/2 hr and apply rubber to body,6months and holding!!

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Feb 15, 2013 09:32 |  #5

I gather that Canon use a double sided adhesive sheet to secure the rubber. Thats so it can be peeled back (carefully) when any servicing is needed. Gluing the rubber any other way will just add to your problems.

Why not investigate a replacement adhesive sheet? Its either that or a trip back to Canon and the second option seems a little unnecessary to me.


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