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2 hours ago, Danner said:

Thanks!  Maybe three little strips of that stuff spaced 120º apart would add just enough material to snug things up.

Yes, that will work.

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9 hours ago, robert_parker said:

 

Gentlemen, 

Please accept my sincere apologies - in a climate where sometimes a genuine 'newbie' question can be greeted with a certain insouciance, or a 'go see  for yourself' response with a link, I've mis-read your intentions (maybe a little more explanation would've helped..) - just promise me that this really is a serious answer and Hungarian Yak Felt was indeed what was used by 1950's German camera makers and really isn't what I got all over my shoes when shooting under the bridges in Budapest...😲

...That took ages to wash off in the shower at the Four Seasons.... 🛕🏃‍♂️💨

No. Not yak felt. My post above where I answered the OP with a flocking material.

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Not Leica exact replacements, but over the years they have worked fine for me. Sticky backed felt...different thicknesses available at most hobby or fabric shops in sheet form. Available in a variety of colors, usually crimson, forest green and black. Cost $1-2 for a foot square sheet, sometimes smaller or packaged with a combination of colors..

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I've often "revived" lens-cap felt - at least for a time - by just brushing it with a small, stiff brush (e.g. firm toothbrush). That can separate and "unstick" the matted, compressed hairs and cause them to stand upright again |||||||||||||, thereby regaining their grip.

That was with more recent felt (black or red), from 1970s-80s 42mm metal slip-on caps for E39 lenses: 135 and 90 TEs, 50 and 35mm Summicrons. I don't know if "yak felt" will respond the same way.

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9 hours ago, adan said:

I've often "revived" lens-cap felt - at least for a time - by just brushing it with a small, stiff brush (e.g. firm toothbrush). That can separate and "unstick" the matted, compressed hairs and cause them to stand upright again |||||||||||||, thereby regaining their grip.

That was with more recent felt (black or red), from 1970s-80s 42mm metal slip-on caps for E39 lenses: 135 and 90 TEs, 50 and 35mm Summicrons. I don't know if "yak felt" will respond the same way.

Actually did this today, and your toothbrush technique definitely snugged it up.  Seems good enough for now ...

Very nice [beerclink]

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12 hours ago, adan said:

I've often "revived" lens-cap felt - at least for a time - by just brushing it with a small, stiff brush (e.g. firm toothbrush). That can separate and "unstick" the matted, compressed hairs and cause them to stand upright again |||||||||||||, thereby regaining their grip.

That was with more recent felt (black or red), from 1970s-80s 42mm metal slip-on caps for E39 lenses: 135 and 90 TEs, 50 and 35mm Summicrons. I don't know if "yak felt" will respond the same way.

Been doing this for years, usually works just fine

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