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!
Step 1: What You Need:
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
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
Dismantle the body,beeing sure that all the seal gaskets remains intact then extract the viewfinder and its gasket
Step 4: Clean
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
Reassemble all taking care of not leave fingerprints on the glasses out of reach once the camera is entire anew