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#1 Budfox

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:38

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The white lettering on the back of my MMI (menu/ISO/Delete etc) is now flaking off. Has anyone had this problem and can it be fixed? (or do I have to live with a transformation to an SL style of labelling?).



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:13

The white lettering on the back of my MMI (menu/ISO/Delete etc) is now flaking off. Has anyone had this problem and can it be fixed? (or do I have to live with a transformation to an SL style of labelling?).


Problem? I take a toothpick and rub off the letters... but to each their own.

Do you have a game shop near where you live? Get some dice paint and fill in the letters. The excess can just rub off.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:18

I'm not convinced that the button lettering is engraved, so it probably  cannot be restored this way. It looks more like screen printing.

Either have Leica sort it,(which will likely be quite expensive), make little labels or live with it.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:43

On my Monochrom Original, lettering are lightely engraved.

Soden's suggestion may work.

 

If not, label on self-adhesive of your choice and put them in same place.

 

Even choice of colors may be used : white ISO, green PLAY, red SET ;) , orange INFO, not use DELETE :P .



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:43

Thanks for the responses. Yes they are very lightly engraved. I have not heard of dice paint before. Is that somehow designed to fill engraved holes??



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 19:22

The lettering is definitely engraved. The paint on my M Monochrom wore off years ago, and I don't especially miss it. There are so few buttons, that it's easy to remember what each one does. 

 

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 23:32

Many thanks. Looks like I should just leave it to wear away gracefully.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 23:47

If you change your mind, the product to get is Markal # 51120 lacquer stik.

It is less than $3 usd.

 

The method is to first clean the camera area with a little alcohol, then peel some of the paper off one end of the stick, rub the stuck on plain paper until it is soft, then apply back and forth over the lettering impression. Finally shortly after that, wipe over the areas with a clean cotton or micro fiber cloth to remove all that didn't stick into the lettering.

 

In 12 hours it will cure and last a long, long time. I've been using the stuff forever.

 

Best of luck.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:54

Thanks Pico. I will note that for future reference.
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