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How to clean your old Kodak dualflex II

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Everybody knows,all the olds TLR after a couple of decades,gets dusty and the lenses appears all blurry....if you want to make your old TLR shiny like brand new this is your place!
 
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Step 1: What you need:

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For proceed you need:

- A cross screwdriver
- Surgical spirit,methyl or a simple glass cleaner
- Blotting paper
- A soft cloth

Step 2: Remove the screws

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Remove the 4  front screws around lenses(image 1),the 3 screws under the camera(image 2) and the 4 screws around the viewfinder(image 3) in order to disassemble the body

Step 3: Dismantle

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Dismantle the body,beeing sure that all the seal gaskets remains intact then extract the viewfinder and its gasket

Step 4: Clean

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clean the lenses,the mirror and the viewfinder with the methyl and the blotting paper,taking care of drying-up well the whole thing.
Clean the body with a wet cloth paying attention to NOT wet the gaskets.
In all the procedures is better that you don't touch the shutter gears,and not wet it at all

Step 5: Reassemble

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Reassemble all taking care of not leave fingerprints on the glasses out of reach once the camera is entire anew
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dont forget the blotters;)
edit"blotting paper"...and METHYL...
kodak dualflex camera ain't got any electronics,like the most of brownie camera,and by the way meth do not damage the electronics...
You're right, of course, but you're responding to a 'joke' that fell flat due to the language differences. I believe the Meth you're using is methyl _____ (several different chemicals, mostly solvent types) used to clean film products or almost anything. In the US, Meth refers to a drug. Re-design got the joke, but sorry if you thought I was claiming your -able would harm these cameras. Clean away!
yes you're right but you know,words that i don't know i got to search on a online dictionary...when i found meth i made miself some doubt...and i was right... P.S.:it's good to see that you are a kind person and not a frustrated 13 y.o. kid on yahoo answer
It's not THAT kind of meth.
Re-design3 years ago
Nice job. I personally think that this camera was underrated in it's life. They are still available on Ebay for very little money.
Throw the viewfinder (author)  Re-design3 years ago
i agree,i bought mine for 5 $ on ebay,but the shipping for italy is too expensive...i think that this camera was not so much appreciated for the unvariable focus...
Culturespy3 years ago
Thats great! I have about a half dozen of these and love it when I see other people using them. While you can re-spool film yourself if that's not something you'd like to try you can also get film for "obsolete cameras from http://www.filmforclassics.com/
personally i don't like to respool,it's boring...i trim the 120 spool to fit in the 620
mrmath3 years ago
Wow! I wouldn't have thought you could get film for something like this! You must develop it yourself, right?
Throw the viewfinder (author)  mrmath3 years ago
i think that you mean that the new 120 format unfit the old 620 cameras(english is not my home language),well there's a lot of tutorials for adapt the 120 for 620 camera: http://mconnealy.com/vintagecameras/120in620/

 but if you have a dualflex the up-down layout of the roll allow you to make that cool mod:http://dinnerpicasso.blogspot.com/2008/02/loading-35mm-film-in-kodak-duaflex-ii.html
 for get an image like this: 
http://static.photo.net/attachments/bboard/00R/00RJJA-83253584.jpg



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