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    Black “Touch-Up” paint for Cameras and other equipment… anything out there?

    If you get a scratch or ding on your car, you can go to an auto supply store and there are 1000’s of shades of touch up paint for your car….

    Any such thing specifically for cameras and equipment… or can I indeed use auto touch up paint since it is made for a metal base?

    Thought I would touch up some of my equipment, which has numerous brassing and lost paint spots...

    ....who knows, maybe I’ll “pimp my Blad”

    Seriously, anything out there or could I indeed use automotive paint?


    Thanks in advance

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    i did that a couple of times, when i still cared very resistant and virtually indistinguishable (this of course would depend on the original finish, location, size and shape of the nick, etc. i'm talking tiny tiny ones)

    unless your original finish is very shiny, you should be ok with the "flat black", don't be tempted by the polished-mirror "glossy" ones. try on a small nick, wait a day; if you don't like it, rubbing alcohol should take care of it

    ps. hands off them brassing, we loves brassing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilk View Post
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    ......ps. hands off them brassing, we loves brassing!
    Vilk,

    Thanks for responding...

    I agree, brassing like grey hair makes you look...
    .... distinguished and "professional" .... "Now there's a pro, his camera is battle scarred"

    Yes I agree, it's not vanity, but the paint has worn off on my black metal lens hoods/shades and it causes some flare, film back/magazines likewise, paint has come off and those missing paint spots seem to be a bit hotter to the touch in those 1 or 2 spots when I'm out of the studio and in the sun.

    I'll try what you suggest, thanks

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    Black nail varnish

    works fine for me . . . . . .

    Ian

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    There is a paint pen made for this purpose, which I think Micro Tools sells. But I usually just use black nail polish.

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    Hobby shops typically have an assortment of enamels and laquers used on models. They are often available in very small bottles, so not much of an investment to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Have you tried a course sand paper on the lenses?
    Steve


    I find "power washing works better" than sand paper

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    I've used black automotive touch-up paint - the kind in the plastic tube with the brush under the cap. Available in both glossy and matte.
    Louie

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    For touching up the inside of cameras and film holders, I use a gun retouching pen made by Birchwood Casey. Found where guns are sold, of course.

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    In the past I have used a black perminent marker pen to cover paint loss.....They start a bit matt but after a bit of use blend in nicely

    Cheers Dave

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