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Thread started 08 Jan 2014 (Wednesday) 08:12
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POLL: "Please choose one option according to year you bought camera."
2010 no peeling
26
18.1%
2010 front grip peeling
3
2.1%
2010 rear grip peeling
1
0.7%
2010 both front and rear peeling
3
2.1%
2011 no peeling
38
26.4%
2011 front peeling
2
1.4%
2011 rear peeling
1
0.7%
2011 both front and rear peeling
4
2.8%
2012 no peeling
29
20.1%
2012 front peeling
2
1.4%
2012 rear peeling
1
0.7%
2012 front and rear peeling
3
2.1%
2013 no peeling
25
17.4%
2013 front peeling
1
0.7%
2013 rear peeling
1
0.7%
2013 front and rear peeling
4
2.8%

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Jan 08, 2014 08:12 |  #1

All 60d users please fill in one response. Thank you.


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Jan 08, 2014 09:07 |  #2
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Looks like not a big issue. I've got about 15,000 shots on mine. Still fine.


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Jan 08, 2014 09:15 |  #3

It would be great if everyone responded to this. :)


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Jan 08, 2014 09:56 |  #4

As I've said before on this issue...if peeling happens then fix it yourself and move on with the camera. There is sufficient evidence to indicate that in rare instances there is a breakdown of the factory applied double backed tape. I have also expressed my thoughts that this might be the result of people carrying the camera in the styles of a wrist strap grip as opposed to carrying around the neck. Speculative at best I admit.

But with respect to repairing the grip, I have repaired rubber components (not my 60D which is holding up well) with one of the Loctite or 3M products available in auto stores. These products are designed for attaching rubber seals to metal car surfaces that are exposed to a wide range of temperatures and other condions like moisture and chemicals (car washes), brine, etc. You need a product that when cured retains some flexibility. The 3M product is called 3M Super Weatherstrip and Gasket Adhesive, about $4 at an auto store. It is black. Just use care when applying (avoid excess) and hold in place with duct tape or electrical tape until cured. This is the 3M product description.

A strong, flexible, rubbery adhesive that can withstand vibration, oil, grease, and extreme temperature variations. It can be used to bond weatherstripping to car doors, trunks, T-tops, moon roofs and sun roofs. Excellent adhesive for holding paper, cork, or rubber gaskets in place during installation.

My one reservation is in another thread someone once mentioned holes under the rubber grip of a 7D that would possibly seem to allow a passage of adhesive into the internals of the camera. I would still prefer the adhesive but would likely place some thin double backed tape in the immediate area of any hole to both cover the hole and provide an adhesive property.




  
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Jan 08, 2014 10:16 |  #5

There are holes in the 60d as well.


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Jan 08, 2014 10:24 |  #6

Also, I'm wondering I the tape actually comes to the edges of the back piece. In this photo of a peeling 60d rear grip, you can see that the adhesive backing must be smaller than the rubber grip material. I would guess about 2mm difference. I'm guessing this is built in so that the edge is more tucked. Does this seem correct? You can clearly see this on the perimeter of the rubber grip.


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Jan 08, 2014 10:29 |  #7

Frodge the grip stretches which is why it ends up coming off the camera evenutally. They use a double sided tape not an adhesive glue to attach it to the camera and replacement grips and tape is readily available on eBay. It's better than the old days with the faux leather grips that would eventually shred with age.


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Jan 08, 2014 10:34 |  #8

I was under the assumption that Canon changes the grip material at some point in the production run.


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Jan 08, 2014 11:03 |  #9

flowrider wrote in post #16588098 (external link)
Frodge the grip stretches which is why it ends up coming off the camera evenutally. They use a double sided tape not an adhesive glue to attach it to the camera and replacement grips and tape is readily available on eBay. It's better than the old days with the faux leather grips that would eventually shred with age.

In that picture I posted above the guys camera was less than 6 months old.


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Jan 08, 2014 11:08 |  #10

That's fast but too many variables I think. Heat, humidity, how they hold the camera, the acidity of a persons natural body oils, etc. It's peeling right where his thumb would go so an area of high stress.
Then again it could have been a crap batch of rubber. I have about 26K of photos and a bunch of video on my 60D and it still looks like new.


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Jan 08, 2014 12:20 |  #11

I replaced mine before selling it, the main grip was coming away from the body at the very top. The rear grip was also stretched out at exactly the same point as the photo above so I did that one too.

Personally, I would not buy the grips from ebay, calling Canon's parts number and getting official parts with the proper tape is, to me, the better option. The cost was the same as the grips would have cost me on ebay, if not cheaper depending on supplier.

I would personally say that how you hold the camera is a pretty big factor in grip life. Make an effort to carry the weight of the rig using the lens instead of the body, especially when shooting. I think mine got stretched because it was older and I used the 70-300L on it quite a bit, and while not a huge lens, it is heavier than others. I also wasn't as careful when just holding the camera as I probably should have been.


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Jan 08, 2014 12:31 |  #12

Frodge wrote in post #16588085 (external link)
Also, I'm wondering I the tape actually comes to the edges of the back piece. In this photo of a peeling 60d rear grip, you can see that the adhesive backing must be smaller than the rubber grip material. I would guess about 2mm difference. I'm guessing this is built in so that the edge is more tucked. Does this seem correct? You can clearly see this on the perimeter of the rubber grip.

lol, thats my pic! :D

What i did to resolve the issue was put double sided tape and press it into the body so that way the edge wont stick out. Then i applied a piece of clear tape over the rubber grip and let it sit for a few hours and didn't mess around with it. I took the piece of tape off and the rubber doesn't seem to peel off anymore.


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Jan 08, 2014 12:33 |  #13

WOuld you concur that the doube sided tape in that photo above, does not meet the edge of the rubber? You can see where the residue ends on the underside of the rubber. Im wondering if this is done by design to allow some movement at the edge.


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Jan 08, 2014 12:35 |  #14

Frodge wrote in post #16588417 (external link)
WOuld you concur that the doube sided tape in that photo above, does not meet the edge of the rubber? You can see where the residue ends on the underside of the rubber. Im wondering if this is done by design to allow some movement at the edge.

It worked for me. I cut a small piece and applied some pressure so it would stick to the underside of the rubber


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Jan 08, 2014 12:39 |  #15

thecarfilmer wrote in post #16588412 (external link)
lol, thats my pic! :D

What i did to resolve the issue was put double sided tape and press it into the body so that way the edge wont stick out. Then i applied a piece of clear tape over the rubber grip and let it sit for a few hours and didn't mess around with it. I took the piece of tape off and the rubber doesn't seem to peel off anymore.

So the original tape did not go the edge of the camera recess? It sound like originally, the rubber was sticking out on yours? If I may ask, what is the serial number of your camera, where did you get it....


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