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Jun 08, 2015 17:53 |  #1

So just bought a 5d2 for a great price, but the coating is petty dinged up, any tips for touching it up?


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Jun 09, 2015 06:42 |  #2

I just did a quick search and surprisingly there are quite a few articles on painting your camera.

Maybe call Canon and ask if they could refinish it for you.

On the other hand there are many photographers that wear those dings and nicks quite proudly.

I have a friend that has been a photojournalist for 45 years, travels all over the world, and his cameras look like someone took a hammer and a wire brush to them.


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Oct 07, 2015 20:00 |  #3

Birchwood Super Black instant touch up pen


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Oct 08, 2015 13:05 |  #4

It's a tool, not a jewel. I wouldn't fuss about it too much.




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Oct 08, 2015 13:34 |  #5

I've used Testors Fl. Black to touch up a 5DIII and it matches almost perfectly. I use a toothpick to apply the paint.

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Oct 08, 2015 13:37 as a reply to scobols's post |  #6

If you really feel complied to make it pretty and the dings aren't too bad just use a Sharpy Marker. Like others have said though I tend to wear my dings proudly ;-)a


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Oct 08, 2015 16:02 |  #7

My old black Nikon F cameras (now owned by my son) show a lot of brass where the black finish got worn off - mostly on the many corners around the bodies. I don't know what today's cameras have under the paint, but I'd guess it isn't pretty brass.


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Oct 08, 2015 16:18 as a reply to SkipD's post |  #8

mine is pretty beat up but i know that this is due to me! for the first month i treated it like a baby but now it is my work horse. scratches, dents, flaking paint the works but i remember when they happened and it was great!!!

Don't forget... chicks dig scars ;-)a


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Oct 08, 2015 16:32 |  #9

For most Canon bodies, especially the 1-series, Tamiya X-18 Semigloss is the closest to the factory powder coated finish. Testors and all that stuff is very visible after touchup whereas the Tamiya can be done almost perfectly. Use a small syringe (24ga works good) or toothpick to fill in gaps. Slowly build up layers in gouges on the body.




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Oct 08, 2015 16:39 |  #10

urbanfreestyle wrote in post #17738004 (external link)
Don't forget... chicks dig scars ;-)a

I never knew there were there"female"camera's :oops:
I have so much to learn about this whole photography lark already,and now I need to learn
how to tell what sex a camera is :-(


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Oct 08, 2015 16:46 as a reply to dtd's post |  #11

back in the day, you had to open the back. now you shouldn't ask about gender.

back in the day, I had 5 black Nikon bodies, most down to the brass. it's truely a badge of honor and affectionately called "pro marks." digital cameras get flipped too often.


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Oct 08, 2015 19:02 as a reply to mcluckie's post |  #12

Judging by the size of my cameras lens and portrait grip i can safely say mine is male.


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Oct 08, 2015 21:50 |  #13

urbanfreestyle wrote in post #17738146 (external link)
Judging by the size of my cameras lens and portrait grip i can safely say mine is male.

TMI........:eek:


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Oct 08, 2015 21:52 |  #14

sapearl wrote in post #17738314 (external link)
TMI........:eek:

sorry, this quit smoking stuff is doing funny things to my head.


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Oct 09, 2015 00:47 |  #15

urbanfreestyle wrote in post #17738318 (external link)
sorry, this quit smoking stuff is doing funny things to my head.

I don't think you can blame quitting smoking for that.  :p


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