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    Anyone used this for bellows repair/patching?

    Looks like it might work?
    https://www.getflexseal.com/

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    I've never tried it, but it might work if you can work with the spray. I've used Plastidip liquid that is used to put a flexible black coating on things like tool handles etc. it's available at ace, true value or most hardware stores I would think.
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    Re: Anyone used this for bellows repair/patching?

    I've seen ads for that on TV, which isn't much of a recommendation. For bellows with a fabric lining, I use artist's liquid acrylic black paint well scrubbed into the fabric with an old soft toothbrush. It fills pinholes, but not rips or tears. One of my cameras has a bellows patched with black crepe paper tape that has lasted a few decades. Whatever you use should make a thin enough patch that the bellows can be properly compressed.

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    Re: Anyone used this for bellows repair/patching?

    for pinholes, I use black gasket sealant available in auto parts stores

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    Re: Anyone used this for bellows repair/patching?

    Another good product for pinholes is liquid insulation tape.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg


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    Re: Anyone used this for bellows repair/patching?

    I'd be curious how thick the spray on rubber has to be effective. Any of the other solutions I've used with good results but I like the artist's acrylic.

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    Re: Anyone used this for bellows repair/patching?

    the flex seal is normal, everyday spray auto body undercoating available at every auto parts store in the world it will go on thick and take a while to dry and get hard...I would not use it
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    Re: Anyone used this for bellows repair/patching?

    That flex seal stuff is almost the same as rubberized undercoating for cars.
    I wouldn't recommend using it

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    Re: Anyone used this for bellows repair/patching?

    Quote Originally Posted by mccolalx View Post
    Looks like it might work?
    https://www.getflexseal.com/
    I won't recommend it. I did use it to fix my roof rain gutters. When it dry, it's turning out to be thick and stiff. Not a good idea on bellow.

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    Re: Anyone used this for bellows repair/patching?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Another good product for pinholes is liquid insulation tape.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg


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    +1 It's also available at builders supply and hardware stores.
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