I had an old camera of my father’s on which the leatherette was completely destroyed.
I did a bit of research, and this is a common problem with old cameras. There’s actually a website called cameraleather.com where you can order precut kits of replacement leather for a variety of older cameras. Instead I just bought a small sheet of leatherette from Michaels craft store and cut my own replacement pieces.
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