Thank you. But I hardly agree they are faded or stained from skin oils. I've been seeing crinkle black on more things that can be counted. The Graflex stuff is a kind in itself. But, SF, you did lead me to find it is an electro-plated process and matching with applied paint will not be an easy match. I'm thinking an application of paint, a spray of starch or flour, and a 3rd coat of the same paint to lock it in, might be a reasonable first attempt at a color/texture match. Certainly I am not the first boob to successfully repaint a Graflex.