Automotive. Motorcycles. Agricultural. Marine. Domestic. Plumbing. Industrial. Commercial. Tools. Forestry. Business machines. Dental. Scientific/lab. Photographic OPtical. Audio Visual. Sporting Gear. Toys. About


Digital Cameras

The main problem with home handyman superglue repairs, is the time taken to remove it all! The user has no control over where it goes so, on cameras & other complicated devices, where there are many small pockets/cavities & lugs, Super Glue will flow to these places and glue them up too. Superglue does have chemicals that affect camera plastics but will not effect a proper repair.

Before I can do my thing, I have to remove all traces of it, this takes time.

Battery lids are often abused.
Minute tabs & sliding locks can break very easily. This Kodak has had the snap lock on the lip of the lid rebuilt.


Another Kodak with lid problems.
This one has a hinged, sliding lock arrangement.

The hinge had broken and all the lock tabs were missing. An attempt to repair this with super glue made the job a real chore. The base plate was glued to the main body and it had to be removed. At least an hour spent achieving this & cleaning it all off. Lock tabs measuring 2mm to 3mm were rebuilt & ground to shape with a Dremel grinder.

Canon SLR.
Dropped causing cracks & damaged battery clasp area.

It's fixed. Very fiddly work!


Email>  Phone>    Mobile +64 (21) 67 68 65
umshayikhwela TradeMe > PlasticDoctor