Yashica Electro 35 GSN Light Seal Replacement

This post is from 2010.  Mr Goodman isn’t selling kits anymore, but you can still find kits on eBay.

I replaced the light seals in my GSN tonight and Ami and I took pictures.

I assembled my tools. The seals and bamboo tool came from Jon Goodman and was absolutely perfect. It even came with very easy to follow directions.

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This seal didn’t look too bad.

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This one was pretty much gone.

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This one was pretty bad, too.

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This seal wasn’t so good either so I replaced it, too.

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I wet the seals with some Windex.

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Then I scraped and scraped.

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I had to pull out the cloth seal with some tweezers.

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Then I scraped out the glue.

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After all the cleaning I put the new seals in.

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And trimmed them to fit. It’s really nice that the kit has them a little long. They’re cut perfectly and you can tell Jon knows what he’s doing.

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You have to make sure you cut the top seal so that it fits around the film frame reset.

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Tweezers help here, too.

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The mess afterward.

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Replacing the seals isn’t hard, but it is a bit time consuming. These old cameras are worth it. I can’t recommend Interslice enough for any light seal kit you might need. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, the seals are perfectly cut, and the kit is very affordable.

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