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08-23-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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MX-1 and the brass

Wow the black paint on my MX-1 is really a thin coat of paint. Brassing is starting all ready. Shhhhhh!

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Wasn't that the point?
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Cool- got any pics?

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Got the MX1 for the wife. Not sure if she thinks it's going to be cool to have the brass come through, but I have informed her. So far she impressed and loves it but we have not taken out it on a big trip. (It replaces her terminated canon G11 that I refuse to have repaired again - never want to deal with the canon repair again in my life)
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my Nikon FE took 4 years to brass
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naturally occurring brassing!
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Could anybody enlighten the ignorant? I'm unfamiliar to the term brassing. I understand it has to do with the camera's construction materials. Is it similar to rusting?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ravenorxs Quote
Could anybody enlighten the ignorant? I'm unfamiliar to the term brassing. I understand it has to do with the camera's construction materials. Is it similar to rusting?
The top layer of paint wears away to reveal the brass underneath.

If mine rusts its going back lol
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Could anybody enlighten the ignorant? I'm unfamiliar to the term brassing. I understand it has to do with the camera's construction materials. Is it similar to rusting?
Brass is a piece of metal

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Does anyone have a photo of the silver MX-1 with brassing?
I can't seem to find one anywhere :P
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Does anyone have a photo of the silver MX-1 with brassing?
I can't seem to find one anywhere :P
I'll get arrested if I rub it any more.
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For whatever it's worth, "brassing" is often referred to among collectors of vintage fountain pens. Traditional pocket clips and cap bands were brass covered with a layer of gold, either gold-plated (thin) or gold-filled (much thicker). Eventually the gold wears through in spots. They can be re-plated, but many feel it's better not to, because brassing adds character.
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