#1. "RE: D4 and Rubber Grip" | In response to Reply # 0RECONLEY Nikonian since 18th Jun 2012Wed 30-Apr-14 10:53 AM | edited Wed 30-Apr-14 10:55 AM by RECONLEY
Check Nikon Parts online store to see if part is in stock and do the repair yourself, or send to repair facility and pay more.
The rubber grips are wear items that are easily killed by some sunscreens and bug sprays.
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#2. "RE: D4 and Rubber Grip" | In response to Reply # 1Ned_L Charter MemberWed 30-Apr-14 10:01 PM
Roy is right Joe. In my experience, most of today's sunscreens don't affect the grips the way they use to, but they do continue to degrade the grips, but more slowly than when they had lots of oil in them, like the old Coppertone, but bug sprays have both oil and solvent in them and they literally destroy the grips in no time when they are contaminated with the products.
I used to have lots of problems with those rubber grips until I became allergic to sunscreens and bug sprays due to the active ingredients used in virtually all of them in the last 10-20 years. Since then, my grips have stayed pristine, as I wear a Tilley hat with a wide brim, long sleeves and long pants now when out shooting. It turns out, I'm much more comfortable not gooping up with that stuff as a bonus.
If the parts are in stock, I'd tend to fix it myself, but if you don't want to waste the time and effort, Nikon will be happy to do the repair.
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