A fellow RRF member sent me a Kine Exakta I with Carl Zeiss Tessar 50mm f2.8 as a Christmas Giveaway gift years ago.
It has been sitting in my cabinet since then as the shutter was stuck and I didnt plan to use it. Last weekend I was playing with my boy and he grabbed that camera and I had a second look. I pulled the curtain with my fingers and it was released with a puncture on the curtain from the spring. But the shutter started working! I inspected the curtain with a loop and flash light and realized that the puncture is indeed a hole and there are worn out parts transmitting light and there are pin holes all over.
I am not sure if that was tried before but I came up with an idea to use nail polish to mask the pin holes. I used dark purple polish first then the light became reddish passing through the curtain. Then I used dark gray nail polish as ssecond pass and the holes were sealed!!
Disclaimer: Please if you plan to do that on your machine do it at your own risk. I dont recommend this as a method here.
I put a fomapan 400 in it and ran it as a test roll. The film was old and I underexposed most of the shots but some shots came out very well from such an old camera. I confirmed that there were no major light leaks at fast shutter speeds. Cool! Check the shots below out. What do you think? Most shots are at 1/1000 and from f5.6 to f11.