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Flocking a Celestron C8 SCT


gfletcher
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Hi Guys


I recently bought a secondhand Celestron C8 SCT.


I noticed that the internal flocking was starting to peel away slightly.


Has anyone opened up a C8 OTA to do a repair job on the flocking?


What is the procedure for opening up the C8 OTA?


thanks


Graham


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Hi Graham,


 


Its not a daunting as it sounds, I fitted a carbon fibre tube to mine, and there are plenty of tutorials on line.  Here's a great one:


 


http://www.cloudynights.com/page/articles/cat/articles/new-articles-in-monthname/cleaning-and-modifying-the-c11-beast-part-1-removing-the-corrector-plate-r2476


 


Good luck,


 


Dave


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I'm new to flocking myself. Flocked only one scope to date.

I would suggest that it might be better and simpler to remove all of the flocking and start afresh, rather than try a repair job. Ùnless, of course, the remainder is really well stuck. At the moment the DC Fix material is only £5.00 per roll from Argos and a you won't use it all on a C8.

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