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    May 20, 2013, 3:05 AM - Attaching Polaroid lens to clear RF block question. #1

    Hi members,
    I'm planning to attach my Polaroid lens to the clear block, Do I leave the black frame as is OR do I slightly sand it flat?

    thx
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    May 20, 2013, 5:06 AM - Re: Attaching Polaroid lens to clear RF block question. #2

    I assume that you want this for your ESB helmet, so the answer is don't sand the Polaroid viewfinder frame. Looking at the images it looks like the viewfinder edges are slightly inserted (using heat?) into the perspex block:

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    May 20, 2013, 5:24 AM - Re: Attaching Polaroid lens to clear RF block question. #3

    Thx Rafal,
    I just wanted to see how other ESB owners did theirs.
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    Jun 8, 2013, 4:11 AM - Re: Attaching Polaroid lens to clear RF block question. #4

    I'm pretty sure that the frame is simply glued to the block. If you look at the ROTJ RF, you can see the glue marks where the frame used to be attached.

    DAZ
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    Jun 20, 2013, 10:59 PM - Re: Attaching Polaroid lens to clear RF block question. #5

    I used hot glue. It gave that melted on look (here's mine):Click image for larger version. 

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    Jun 29, 2013, 7:59 PM - Re: Attaching Polaroid lens to clear RF block question. #6

    The Bottom of the Polaroid lens has the SLIGHTEST of sanding along the front and back edges, a little more on the front (towards the tip of the rangefinder) than the back. It is extremely slight though and even with those slightly flattened edges, contact with the acrylic block is minimal. From there, it is just super-glued to the acrylic block. Because there is so little contact, the attachment is fragile, which is why we see that it has been knocked off some of the helmets.
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    Jul 2, 2013, 12:14 AM - Re: Attaching Polaroid lens to clear RF block question. #7

    I plan to use clear silicone caulk to glue mine on.
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    Feb 16, 2014, 3:47 AM - Re: Attaching Polaroid lens to clear RF block question. #8

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    I assume that you want this for your ESB helmet, so the answer is don't sand the Polaroid viewfinder frame. Looking at the images it looks like the viewfinder edges are slightly inserted (using heat?) into the perspex block:

    what is that clear block.... is that a found part?

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    what is that clear block.... is that a found part?
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    Feb 16, 2014, 4:32 AM - Re: Attaching Polaroid lens to clear RF block question. #9

    Quote bpwmd said: View Post
    what is that clear block.... is that a found part?
    It is made of perspex (or plexiglass). Read more here ==> Exploring the inside of the Rangefinder (possible found part alert!).
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    Feb 18, 2014, 8:19 PM - Re: Attaching Polaroid lens to clear RF block question. #10

    Thanks guys, I didn't realize the replies were here.
    been off the forum for a while.


    cheers

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