Originally Posted by olliewtf
Im tackling the shutter curtains and beam splitter, but im struggling to find an appropriate glue for the new curtains and tapes in the UK. I know Im looking for a contact cement like pliobond but not confident if Ive found a replacement.
I think my best shout is the hobbycraft shop in the UK
can anyone see a good glue for this job on this page?
As for the beamsplitter - a recommendation for this would be grand too if a different glue is needed.
Aki Asahi recommends a Cemedine product, "Super X". See this page on his website
. I ordered some online on the strength of his suggestion. Indeed, it is very good stuff. I followed the instructions precisely when fitting new curtains to a Contax SLR. Twenty minutes after fitting the curtains to their drums I was cocking and firing the shutter without incident. So I can endorse that.
Generally what you want is a high quality contact adhesive product. I have no idea if any of the items on the page you linked are suitable (a rather insistent pop up appeared when I loaded it). You may have better luck at a hardware store possibly, or, if you are patient enough, order some Super X. There are plenty of sellers
offering it via your local eBay.
As far as your beam splitter is concerned, perhaps the most vital point is awareness of which glue not
to use. Cyanoacrylates are absolutely out of the question due to their tendency to out gas, and, if used, could potentially cause terminal damage to the rangefinder optics. Once again, contact adhesive is a safe option for that, there are also specialist epoxy adhesives made for bonding glass which will not be detrimental to optical surfaces. As well as hardware stores, these can sometimes be found at automotive accessory and parts suppliers chain stores.