Rubber focus 'ring' is drying out on my 35L, tips to moisten it?

Jeff Simpson
Registered: Apr 29, 2010
Total Posts: 836
Country: United States

it's getting a little dried out, still 100% in tact but the color is definitely faded in areas. I'd love to give it a cleaning and revive the rubber a bit. suggestions? thanks

Registered: Aug 21, 2008
Total Posts: 8566
Country: United States

First tip is to use a soft toothbrush and gently scrub it with plain water. That will remove dried salts from sweat, and some oxidation.

Then wipe it with a cloth moistened with a small amount of 303. Don't use much; you can apply more "coats" if needed, but it's hard to remove too much.