I like brassy cameras,
I had my camera repair guy take off the top and bottom plates of a Pentax Spotmatic for me. I took them and the associated small parts to a plating shop where I had them "black chromed". Then, the camera shop guy re-assembled them for me. You heard the story that you have one body for color and the other for B&W? Right.
Non chip black nail varish is excellent for chips. I'm using black Japlac from Internatyional paints for larger areas.
i don't know about your local retailers, but in germany, i was able to buy ultra-flat black paint from a few manufacturers, and they worked well for what you're trying to do. i 'fixed my bargain nikon FMs with them.
[QUOTE=Gerald C Koch;1448738Cameras are for taking pictures not to look pretty.[/QUOTE]
I'm with Ian. i like them to do both.
I've a last question:which of those products you would use to cover the scratches of a Canon F1 new body?
Thank you for your patience?
I use glossy and matt black camera paint (CF3-F and CF6-F), and they both work very well. First I tried them on some piece of aluminium to check the effect. For engraved numbers, I use white fill-in paint. This one needed some trial and error before I was happy with the result: you need to rub in the paint and wipe off the excess, which to me turned out to be not as easy as it seems. But after some practice it works well too.
Since the texture of both matte and glossy paints is the same, I believe it must be possible to mix them in order to get precisely what you need. But since it was not needed, I didn't try this myself.