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    You know, you could just replace the top and bottom covers taken from a donor camera, preferably one that has nicer looking parts than yours but doesn't work.

    But, then you'd miss out on all that sanding and hydrochloric acid fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobD View Post
    You know, you could just replace the top and bottom covers taken from a donor camera, preferably one that has nicer looking parts than yours but doesn't work.

    But, then you'd miss out on all that sanding and hydrochloric acid fun.
    Not to mention the pride of ownership that comes from shooting a camera that looks like it was restored by a malicious ten year old. Just leave it alone or get a prettier one.

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    Wander over to rff, they have a thread or two on repainting cameras including a number of links. The covers there are just as easy/hard to clean and refinish.

    Everybody here today seems soooo negative. =)
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Actually, this thread has given me an idea. Buy old, brassy black SLRs and strip off all the black paint. Then buff and polish with Brasso to gleaming perfection. It will be the next big thing in hipster camera gear.

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    I have a black one here for parts..... and silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobD View Post
    Actually, this thread has given me an idea. Buy old, brassy black SLRs and strip off all the black paint. Then buff and polish with Brasso to gleaming perfection. It will be the next big thing in hipster camera gear.
    Lacquer it and you'll probably be able to sell them
    There are also many very durable finishes that spray on, then are baked in your oven. All colors. The clueless hipsters will probably eat it up.

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    If you want real fun , send it to camera repair shop and order a gold electroplating. There is a shop here , sell all Leicas with gold electroplating , ugliest things I have ever saw But if titanium or hasselblad indium coating means something.
    If you have no money , leave it alone , old nikons are sexy.

    Umut

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    Just buy a new one off KEH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    leave it alone , old nikons are sexy.
    What he said.

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