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10-14-2015, 06:48 AM   #1
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What is the 'silver' on the silver K-3??

The black bodied K-3 is probably a black painted and or baked on finish. But how does Pentax make the silver? Is is a polished magnesium? Is it painted/baked or chromed? from what I hear the grip is plastic of sorts, so that's easy.thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by fstop18 Quote
The black bodied K-3 is probably a black painted and or baked on finish. But how does Pentax make the silver? Is is a polished magnesium? Is it painted/baked or chromed? from what I hear the grip is plastic of sorts, so that's easy.thanks.
It's a special alloy made of pixie dust and unobtanium, hence the "Limited" designation. 😉
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paint/coating! I have one.
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Hopefully not as fragile as the silver on the FA* lenses!

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i would say it's better in comparison to the FA* (i think the layer is thicker and its for sure a different kind of coating) but beneath there is black... jep i know it...
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Unobtainium: Who knew it was obtainable?:
NS-104 Unobtainium is a very dense gun metal blue with lots of sparkle. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is easily worked and can take a lot of heat. To keep the colour most vibrant, work in a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame.
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