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Richard Urmonas
11-Apr-1998, 09:32
I have an old camera whose bellows appear dry(?). When the bellows is extended it makes a "cracking" noise. I guess the bellows are leather (unsure).

What should I do to restore the bellows? What should be done to maintain similar bellows?

Thank you.

Peter Hughes
11-Apr-1998, 20:12
You might try Armor All to soften the bellows (though this will make them rather slimy). Check for light leaks by placing a light bulb inside the camera. I have found that black silicone bathtub caulk works extremely well as a sealer for be llows.