PHOTOGRAPHY HANDBOOK shows you the professional technique for replacement bellows for your camera or enlarger. The bellows you make with this method will assure an exact fit. You can improve on present-day bellows and use a vinyl. This plastic material is so resistant to water, chemicals and most solvents that the manufacturers themselves are in a quandary, trying to formulate an adhesive with which it can be attached to other materials!
A good bellows can be made of imitation leather with a black cambric lining. A better bellows uses thin black kidskin with black rubberized cloth lining. For the best, use thin black opaque vinyl and a black rubberized cloth lining.
The use of plasticized vinyl sheeting is an innovation here. It is absolutely opaque, completely flexible and chemically inert. If you were to make a pinhole in it, the hole would close of its own accord, like live rubber.
Thin vinyl sheeting, about .004 in. thick, can generally be found in department stores sold as table covering and shower curtain material... (click Add to Cart and proceed through checkout for the complete article in PDF)