Lumix 12-32mm Lens Problem

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The zoom ring on my Pany 12-32mm came loose so I removed it to see if it was a user friendly fix and so far it looks doable but the method has eluded me. Haven't been able to find any double sided tape that will work (all have been too thick) and have thought about JB Weld but don't really like the permanent thought of that although there are no plans to disassemble it in the future. Any ideas? Here are two pictures of the lens with my GF1.
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There have been a few threads about over the years. Double sided tape or use a drop of glue has been what most people do. The lenses are pretty cheap and common that many don't worry about a drop of glue being "permanent".

The plastic mount version of the lens seems to have fewer issues than the mental mount, the plastic seems to require less force to mount.
 

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There have been a few threads about over the years. Double sided tape or use a drop of glue has been what most people do. The lenses are pretty cheap and common that many don't worry about a drop of glue being "permanent".

The plastic mount version of the lens seems to have fewer issues than the mental mount, the plastic seems to require less force to mount.
One of those threads mentioned a variety of fixes IIRC. And I do not recall anybody complaining afterwards. Worth a search if you have the time.

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There have been a few threads about over the years. Double sided tape or use a drop of glue has been what most people do. The lenses are pretty cheap and common that many don't worry about a drop of glue being "permanent".

The plastic mount version of the lens seems to have fewer issues than the mental mount, the plastic seems to require less force to mount.
Thanks for the tip, may give that a try but might look at the double-sided tape that they say will work. What kind of glue did most people use? It originally had some kind of double-sided tape and that would be the preferred fix but finding some that thin has been rather impossible so far.
 
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I found Sellotape double sided tape worked for me. This was 12mm wide and came from a stationary outlet.
Sellotape Double Sided Tape 12mm x 33m Clear.
Thanks, do you remember where you found it? Sounds like it will do the job since something like that was on it originally. Contacted Panasonic through their website but never got a reply so I decided to try to fix it myself.
 

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Thanks, do you remember where you found it? Sounds like it will do the job since something like that was on it originally. Contacted Panasonic through their website but never got a reply so I decided to try to fix it myself.
It was Warehouse Stationary, but as they are in New Zealand a bit far for you to come.
 
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I fixed my 40-150 pro lens hood with JB-Weld. Agree that it is permanent but in this case, that is a good thing. IMO, a careful application of JB Weld to the correct (and safe) spots would be a great solution.
 

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