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M2 black paint, repainted by myself


kodaktrix
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Hello,

as there were some discussions about repainting in this forum, I want to show a paint job, I did myself.

It were two chrom beat up M2 and M3 I bought on ebay.

I disassambled them, had the chrom and the nickel removed by a professional service, airbrushed them with black enamel paint, backed them in my stove, painted the engravings, assembled them, did adjust the rangefinders and applied a new leather cover.

 

My own working time was about 5-6 hours for disassembling, painting, assembling, leathering and justage.

 

Here I would like to show the M2. The M3 still needs new leather and justage.

 

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Oliver

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I repair, service and work on my cameras only, as I am no professional. I would not work on somebody else´s camera, as it can be quite a surprise to open a 50 year old camera even if it looks pretty well from the outside.

 

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Oliver

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Hi, Oliver. This is something I have been playing with the idea of doing myself. What kind of paint enamel did you use? Did you dilute it to use with the airbrush? Was this airbrush of a low pressure, artistic type, or the more professional high pressure ones as those used in car painting?

 

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Ed Albesi

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Ed,

 

the paint is called Senocryl, by a german company, it is the same black paint that Leica used or still uses, I guess on the MPs and for all black paint jobs.

I diluted it with the matching thinner, and used a low pressure artistic airbrush with a 0,5mm nozzle. Then baked it for 1 1/4 hours at 160°C in my stove.

 

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Oliver

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No,

just the engravings for the SN and on the dials are less deep. So You wipe it off a little easier when you use the terpentine. Just repeat the another some times and it will be ok.

I were maybe a little cautious as I did it for the first time.

 

 

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Oliver

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