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    what glue for the rubber eye ring on a Zeiss Scope

    The rubber Eye ring on my old Zeiss Scope is coming unglued - what should I use to refix it. Tried with contact adhesive but hasn't worked.

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    an old pair of binos i had i reglued with the sprayglue i had spare for vinyl/carpet tiles,
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    Well, been there and done it, Diavari C 3-9x36. A new rubber, from Zeiss sorted it. I think you've same issue the rubber has lost its 'fit'. Only thing I'd suggest is Evo-Stik if it still exists, applied as per instructions Or double sided sellotape as this might take up the size difference. Best solution, though, is a new rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heym SR20 View Post
    The rubber Eye ring on my old Zeiss Scope is coming unglued - what should I use to refix it. Tried with contact adhesive but hasn't worked.
    I kept losing the eye cups from my bino's so I stuck them on with black Sikoflex and that has done the trick . It might sound a bit rough but take your time and wipe of any excess and give them a full day to dry and it should work.

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    Superglue or bicycle puncture repair rubber solution if it is rubber. Clean with isopropyl alcohol and or mild abrasion with "wet or dry" or sand paper or similar.

    Superglue used to be marketed/demonstrated by cutting through and then superglueing a rubber Tautliner tension ring, holding it together for just a few seconds and then camming the lever down...(Tautliner = the fabric screens on the side of a truck)

    You can buy a Loctite activator pen for hard plastic as a primer for the superglue if it is rubber to plastic.

    If you need to replace it this might help...

    Improvement to laser rangefinder with home made eye cup

    Alan

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    CA (superglue) vapour may damage the coatings. Bicycle puncture repair is an adhesive that vulcanises rubber together. Evo Stick is best suggestion so far.
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    Be careful with superglue near any glass lense you may have touched, its used by police scene of crime officers to develop fingerprints on certain surfaces under controlled conditions, the vapour reacts and applies itself to the oils/grease in human fingerprints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauer90 View Post
    CA (superglue) vapour may damage the coatings.
    Where did you hear that from?
    edi

    ps. applying super glue is not the easiest as it may run all over the place. But one can cover the lens for that moment.
    Last edited by ejg; 19-04-2016 at 08:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauer90 View Post
    CA (superglue) vapour may damage the coatings.
    I did not consider or know about that. I assumed the eye ring was attached to the scope by a screw ring or flexed into a groove and so could be repaired off the scope away from any lens coatings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauer90 View Post
    Bicycle puncture repair is an adhesive that vulcanises rubber together.
    Ain't that what I said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauer90 View Post
    Evo Stick is best suggestion so far.
    If one is going to go for a petroleum based contact adhesive I would use Thixofix instead of Evo Stik. It is much easier to use on small jobs as it has a paste like consistency and does not "string" and get everywhere you don't want it.

    But now you have raised the issue of fume damage to the lens coatings...if it is to be glued in situ the fumes from the hydrocarbons in contact glue may not be good. May even bubble the paint up if it is cellulose.

    Safest and best recommendation then, try and buy a replacement from Zeiss.

    Alan
    Last edited by Alantoo; 19-04-2016 at 09:26.

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