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I just got a used WATE in near-mount condition, all like new, except the supplied hood is loose -- rotating on the red thread and not staying at the final position.  I got the 67mm filter adapter and a clear filter to protect the protruding lens, and the adapter also rotates loosely on the thread, sticking for a moment when fully screwed on only to get loose at any push.

So far I solved it by putting on a very thin rubber band (taken from an X1D battery, red for old, gray for new:) and screwing the adapter so it presses it against the barrel.  Obviously this method will not work for the rectangular hood as it's hard to get it to stop at the right angle. 

Am I missing something?  Is it how it's supposed to behave?  I don't want to spread random goo on the thread lest it smears and leaks around...

 

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The way PTFE tape works you wound it over the red threads, no need to go beyond onto the aperture ring.  Apply few turns and reattach the lens hood or filter holder, very cheap, sold in most hardware/DIY stores.

There may be better solution but i mentioned PTFE as universal sealer and thread filler. In case you not familiar here is some background information.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thread_seal_tape

Also instruction how to wound it up in right direction.

 

I used it just recently to fix leaking valve on the household central heating radiator.

 

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Thanks -- but the thread is very fine on the hood, will it get sticky?

Also I'm surprised by this design flaw.  Apparently it's typical for WATE.  The body is made of a red colored metal to signal the danger of exposing the protruding front element.

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Tape is not sticky like ordinary adhesive tapes, no risk of damage to thread or anything else. If you have any other threaded pipe it may be good idea to practice a bit.

Being fine thread one turn of tape may be sufficient.

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