I have an old lens and the writing on it, stops, and manufacturer details although still there, is so brown it is very difficult to read. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how it can be restored?
The paint (I assume) is only just in a very shallow engraved letter / number - I don't think I could make an acceptable job by repainting. I was thinking more of a bleach type action. the lens barrel looks like blackened brass, i.e. not painted.
I hope I have made things clear