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01-08-2009, 08:20 AM   #1
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Lens barrel paint restauration

Dear all,

Waiting for an FA* lens 300mm to arrive in the mail. Lens hood&barrel and the 'Pentax' brandname show signs of paint wear.

Question is: does anyone have experience with retouching the barrel/hood with, perhaps airbrush?

Take care,

01-08-2009, 08:50 AM   #2
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Oh, the dreaded soft silver finish problem. As an FA* freak I have lots of marred FA* lenses. It will be interesting to find out if there is a "touch up" option.
01-08-2009, 09:06 AM   #3
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I havent done any paint restoration, but you could try searching The Classic Camera repair Forum and here's a thread about this subject on (there might be more, this was the first thing I found).

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