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    My poor old Fuji is starting to show sings of ware and tare
    the rubber grip around the body is lifting and in a warm situation seems to slip and move
    as the glue softens. what would the best glue to reseal the rubber with be??
    I would have to remove all old glue residue from both the body and rubber grip first
    anyone had a similar situation with a camera??
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    I had a similar problem with my D300. The grip was starting to lift off. For $10 the local camera repair place (camera electronic in Northbridge) replaced the rubber grip. I'm not sure the rubber can be re-attached as it stretches once it's come off?
    If it's a newish camera you should be able to get a replacement piece of rubber. If it's an old camera (replacement bits hard to find) I'd try a glue or even a silicon compound to reglue it. Something with a bit of give. I reckon Sikaflex might be the go although it can be very messy to use.

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    I'd suggest maybe trying silcone, you have the spread it thin and probably have to clean the old glue off first. The original glue was probably some form of contact cement, you could try that but you get one chance only to re position the rubber. I've also had luck with that sort of thing with super glue, but it doesn't have so much give.
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    One of the "contact adhesives" (eg shoe glue) would work very well BUT! BUT! BEWARE no adhesive will work properly on a surface that has is not thoroughly cleaned to remove old glue, oil residues, waxes and other surface contaminants, most of which are not visible to the eye.
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    Thank you guys, I guess trial without any error
    It must be the result of lots of use and oils from your hands that reacted with the glue
    plus summer heat that made it lift in the first place.
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