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02-14-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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anoying scratches!

hey everyone!
you know those anoying scratches on your old 35mm camera body? well my k-1000 has quit a few of those and am wondering if anyone has any good ideas of how to get rid of them if there is a way.

02-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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Guessing were talking about the camera's body, many people use ethanol, but i use surgical spirt which i find cleans very well but make sure you dont go near the lettering other wise it will lift the paint, i also would'nt use this on a black body as it i think it would lift the paint aswell.

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02-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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this will actually remove the scrathces or just clean it?
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Mainly clean, but it could cover up the scratches if theres dirt inside the scratch, could you possibly upload a photo? This will also make your camera look brand new from the shop, it shines it up well!

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Have somebody secretly buy you a new K1000, and swap it out with your old one

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wellllllll i could get a new one but considering i have 28 of them i dont think that would be wallet freindly
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nothings wallet friendly with pentax! after all your buying pure quality!
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I bought gloss black and flat black paint "markers" from Fargo/Micro-tools.
They work well to cover chipped and scratched black paint.
However the touchups are visible on close inspection, especially the gloss black.

It may be possible to buff out some bright marks on the silver chrome finish of metal covers.
Extreme caution is required as the bright coating is usually very thin.

Of course in both cases you may cause more damage trying to fix the problem...

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you mean you want the get rid of the hard earned patina? Leica cameras can increase their value the more worn they get - though there is no excuse for slamming your camera in the car door.
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wellllllll i could get a new one but considering i have 28 of them i dont think that would be wallet freindly
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