Painting my body (camera body)

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  1. Battou

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    As I sit here and debate whether or not I wan't to ship it out for repair or just replace with the F-1 I looked at the other day. I got half a notion that maybe I should give it a new paint job.....Witch makes even more questions to be answered.


    I know I can do it, I Do automobile paint work and the metal and plastic of a camera body is no diffrent so, in addition to Do I repair or do I junk it

    Do I paint?

    or

    do I not?


    If I decide I wan't to paint the thing:

    do paint it before repairs?

    or

    after repairs?

    What color?
    Actually I alredy have an idea for that but I am curious?

    Thoughts?
     
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    How about color #ff1493/Deep Pink?

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    You'll probably have the only one :mrgreen:
     
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    What type of body?
     
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    There was a guy on photo.net a few years back who painted his Leica M4 taxi-cab yellow.

    It was really kind of cool looking.

    I think you should paint it some wild, exotic color.
     
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    sure paint it...but AFTER repairs. Don't want them scuffing your stuff.
    Make sure do use a really strong clear...and let it set. You obviously know this...but it's something you'd be handling a lot...so small chips can happen the first couple days.
     
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    I think the mileage probably gives it more soul, and you don't want to be one of those people on Antiques RS who almost had a very valuable piece...

    -Shea
     
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    I agree, that's why I ask about the type of body. ;)
     
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    Maybe paint it green with purple polka dots.......
     
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    Canon AE-1

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    (I'll get better before pics, That I can assure you)
    As far as the replacements go I had aslo looked at a TX but the same issue exists....I don't like the silver.;)
     
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    You have a point there, the last thing I want is for those doing the repairs to screw up the paint. also it is a backup camera so it won't be getting as heavy a use as you are prolly thinking but yes I plan on doing it right so it won't get chipped and knicked under normal use. Heck I would like to powder coat it but I nolonger have the facilities to do such.

    The camera is too common to worry about such things, and I really dislike the color that much.
     
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    I would never ever paint it! Lovely as it is...
     

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