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Old 04-29-2019, 02:32 PM   #1
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I am looking for information about what kind of black sealing factory /service applied in screwholes.
Is it colored beeswax?
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:22 AM   #2
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I use black wax (taken off a cheese truckle !)
Originally it was a harder material
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:09 PM   #3
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Hi Nickn, it was innovative to use the wax. I'll take it to mind.
The binoculars that I will renovate are a blc 12x60.
Normally I dont do such a jobb on binoculars, I keep them as they are.
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You could also try black plasticine this will not harden so it’s non invasive & could’ve dug out if need be.




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Old 05-12-2019, 03:16 PM   #5
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Originally a mixture of Erdpech, Oil and Vaseline was used. It is still available today - it is called Bitumen, you can buy it in a Hardware store in the same cartridge like silicone. The only thing I haven't time to find out how much Vaseline must be mixed under, maybe it is not necessary either. I am planning to make a test run in the near future……..

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Old 05-12-2019, 04:36 PM   #6
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Not original, but today one might use silicone sealing paste. Comes in at least black or white.
Sturdy, and removable if need be.

Or, as mentioned by nickn, cheese wax:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MR2LTSC...c-45137eaa8a8d

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I was thinking of using children’s pay dough died black for the early Optics and tan for the late war optics.



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Not original, but today one might use silicone sealing paste. Comes in at least black or white.
Sturdy, and removable if need be.

Or, as mentioned by nickn, cheese wax:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MR2LTSC...c-45137eaa8a8d


Cheese Wax.....that’s interesting & affordable.



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Old 05-13-2019, 06:41 AM   #9
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I use Dynamic Putty Pencils. They work very well. https://www.ebay.com/p/Dynamic-Pa101...ack/1211944947 Widely available including at Home Depot in Canada.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:27 PM   #10
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Google DumDum sealant , been using it 20 years when restoring optics in my collection. DumDum available in strip form or in tins.
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Thank you all! Now I have a bunch of tip that I Can try.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:48 AM   #12
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Picked one up at work this morning.

Will give it a go & see how it works.






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