D3200 Button Fade/Wear

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  1. pip_dog

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    The buttons to left of the display on my D3200 (playback, menu, zoom in/out, info) are fading pretty badly. Has anyone else experienced this? I won't forget what the buttons are but if I were to want to upgrade my camera in a year or two I can imagine it being a sticking point on a sale if those buttons were no longer labeled. I tried looking for stickers I could put on but didn't find anything.


     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Isn't this normal wear & tear?
    If you keep your fingers or palm on this side of the camera you can wear off the painted icons pretty quickly.
     
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    It is, was just wondering if anyone had a way of preventing it.
     
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    only touch the buttons when you need too
    Don't rest your palm or fingers on the buttons to prevent it.
     
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    Are you chipping after every shot ? Because I have noticed most digital shooters seem to check after every shot if you use the meter properly you shouldn't need to

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    I don't chimp very often, when I'm with my tripod doing landscapes I'll review shots on the fly but otherwise I don't. At least not to a huge degree. I think I'll cut off a bit of rubber from my water bottle and stick it on top of the buttons.
     
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    Cleaning fluids or the amount you sweat eats through artificial paint. If its the latter then probably wont be able to stop it. I personally have dry hands because i'm a germaphobe but my buttons still look like they came out of the box.
     

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