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Re: [Rollei] dirty mirror??



If the mirror is in very bad shape, it can be resilvered by, for example 
http://www.siriusoptics.com/ They did a very good job for me, resilvering a 
Rolleicord and a pre-war Rolleiflex 4x4 mirror. Now they are like new. :-)

/Patric




>From: "Rose Pasquarelli" <rosebudlet  >
>Reply-To: rollei  us
>To: <rollei  
>Subject: Re: [Rollei] dirty mirror??
>Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 09:42:57 -0500
>
>Thank you Richard, very helpful info  :o)
>
>~~Rose Pasquarelli
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Richard Knoppow" <dickburk  >
>To: <rollei  
>Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 1:28 AM
>Subject: Re: [Rollei] dirty mirror??
>
>
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Rose Pasquarelli" <rosebudlet  >
> > To: <rollei  
> > Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 8:35 PM
> > Subject: [Rollei] dirty mirror??
> >
> >
> > > Didn't know if anyone saw this...was all tangled in an age
> > mail LOL
> > >  I just aquired my 1st Rollei, a Rolleicord II to be
> > exact, still checking
> > > it out....think it might have a very dirty mirror.  The
> > image is not very
> > > bright or clear it seems in the viewing.....could this be
> > a dirty mirro, or
> > > just the way it was made back then? The pics seem ok. Is
> > the mirror
> > > something I can easily clean myself??
> > >
> > > ~~Rose Pasquarelli
> > >
> >
> >   You can check the mirror by looking into the finder lens.
> > It could be dirty. Cleaning is not difficult. Its also
> > possible the ground glass is dirty on the inside, again not
> > difficult to clean.
> >   To clean either or both remove the finder hood. The hood
> > is fastened with four small screws, one in each corner of
> > the flange at the bottom. It pulls up when the screws are
> > removed. The ground glass may come up with it or may stay on
> > top of the finder. It can be picked up with sticky tape.
> >   Clean the ground glass with dishwashing detergent in warm
> > water. If its very dirty let it soake for a while. Scrub it
> > with a sponge or soft toothbrush and rinse well.
> >   The mirror can be cleaned by first blowing off any loose
> > dust. Then clean it with some "streak free" type window
> > cleaner on a Kimwipe or other lintless tissue. Wet the
> > tissue and drag it over the surface of the mirror. I don't
> > recommend alcohol because some early mirrors are silvered
> > with a coating of laquer over the silver to protect it.
> > Alcohol can dissolve some types of laquer.
> >   Its possible the silver coating has become tarnished or
> > has come off in flakes. That should be visible through the
> > taking lens. The condition of the mirror seems to depend on
> > the history of the camera. I have a 1936 Rolleiflex with a
> > perfect mirror despite obvious signs of having led a hard
> > life but have seen many other cameras where there isn't much
> > silver left on the mirrors.
> >   Dirty ground glass can lower the brightness of the finder
> > image to a surprizingly great extend. Oily dirt will also
> > make it look grainy.
> >   While you have the hood and ground glass off clean the
> > back of the finder lens. Kimwipes and streak-free cleaner
> > will do it.
> >   To reassemble the finder hood place the ground glass on
> > top of the finder and place the hood over it. Then put the
> > four screws back.
> >   I suggest working in a box to avoid loosing parts.
> >   Please note that Rolleicord finders are not very bright
> > even when in perfect condition. Adding a Rolleigrid type
> > fresnel lens will help a lot. These are plastic Fresnel
> > lenses which just drop on top of the ground glass, no
> > installation or finder adjustment necessary.
> >   Unless you live in an unusually dusty area one cleaning
> > should last for years.
> >
> > ---
> > Richard Knoppow
> > Los Angeles, CA, USA
> > dickburk  
> >
> >
> >
>


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