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#1 Joe Taylor

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 11:40 PM

Does anybody know where one can buy some blank neoprene material to make lens shade doughnuts?

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#2 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:51 AM

I've used black mouse pads in the past for emergency times. I always keep one in my kit.

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#3 Keith Bronsdon

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:35 PM

You can get sheets of neoprene at fabric stores that carry "outdoor fabrics". Here in Seattle I bought some from Seattle Fabrics, which specialized in materials that they use to make backpacks, outdoor stuff, etc. They carry neoprene in various thicknesses--also with nylon backing and even with the soft side of velcro on one side of the neoprene. There must be a similar store where you live.


Does anybody know where one can buy some blank neoprene material to make lens shade doughnuts?

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#4 michael a brierley

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:55 AM

Back in Africa, we used to make them out of car tire tubes, worked pretty well, got a good, snug fit over the lens.
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#5 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 02:48 AM

I've used black mouse pads in the past for emergency times. I always keep one in my kit.


Same here, I've used one many times. Just cut a whole and there you go! A donut isn't a sophisticated piece of equipment anyways, so just go cheap if you can.
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#6 Brendan Fish

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:36 AM

Hi.

What i usually dois go to some kind of second hand store, and have been able to pick up a whole wetsuit on the very cheap.
Then its doughnuts for a long time.

All the best

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#7 DGusset

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:21 PM

Any dive shop or place that does wetsuit repairs will have neoprene (& hopefully won't even charge you for a scrap) - and it comes in various thicknesses
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