Just bought 20 used Fidelity film holders and realized that 10 of them show the typical light leaks at the light trap where the dark slide enters the holder. As the holders look almost mint I guess this problems results not from wear but from flattened velvet in the light trap.
Is there a chance that the velvet will recover if I take out the dark slide and just leave the holders in the closet for some weeks? It would be a pitty to throw away these fine film holders.
Is it a good idea to store film holders always with pulled out dark slide to avoid this problem for the future?