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When I purchased my Leica M6 classic there were scratches on the side as the strap's plastic thingy hits there all the time. As you can see you can see the zinc layer (silvery shiny). But now I am a bit worried about if it triggers an galvanic reaction on the top plate and it will turn into zinc oxide powder. Is there any suggestions to keep it in a good shape? I was thinking to cover it with a small piece of electrical tape.
I just got a great deal on an M6 Classic, but it has very few bubbles here and there. (nothing major) I'm sure this subject has been written about multiple times on this forum and some of you may be tired of reading the same thing again and again. However, I was wondering if it would be possible to reverse the oxidation by getting it to bare zinc and painting it. Would it need to be treated with some type of chemical? Would it happen again? Sending it to Leica is not an option for me and M6 Classic top plates are hard to find online. So, is there any ways to reverse this zinc plague on the top plate?