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Pentax MX touch up paint


bjolester

Link Posted 20/07/2018 - 12:29
I am in the process of changing the light seals on my Pentax MX. The very difficult mirror box is successfully finished, and the rest of the camera is cleaned waiting for new seals to be installed.

When removing the old seals from the inside of the film door, I ended up with removing some of the paint. Does anybody have any suggestions about which kind of paint that can be used to touch up the inside of the door?

I am grateful for advice on this matter!
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rickhanson

Link Posted 20/07/2018 - 19:33
Depending on the size of area of the missing paint, I’ve had a lot of success touching up vintage lenses using Edding (brand) paint markers. Dries quickly to a hard finish.

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bjolester

Link Posted 20/07/2018 - 19:50
rickhanson wrote:
Depending on the size of area of the missing paint, I’ve had a lot of success touching up vintage lenses using Edding (brand) paint markers. Dries quickly to a hard finish.

Thank you Rick! The Edding paint marker seems like a viable option, I have seen these markers in shops here in Norway. (The size of the affected area is small)

The vendor I purchased the light seal kit from suggested using Krylon semi-flat spray paint #1613, a product which is impossible to source in Norway. It seems that the Krylon #1613 has also recently changed chemical formula, making it more glossy and possibly problematic for my intended use.

I have also though about using Humbrol enamel paint, that is easily found here. But I believe I will first of all try to find an Edding paint marker in a suitable colour (matte/non-reflective black).
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 21/07/2018 - 00:11
I was going to suggest Humbrol matt black, having used it successfully in the past. Revell seem to have got some sort of holding of the Humbrol brand so that is another potential maker. I couldn't find Humbrol metallic gold anywhere but the Revell version was identical bar the branding.
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bjolester

Link Posted 21/07/2018 - 00:20
Thank you David! I have found a shop in town that has Humbrol matte black in stock, so I will probably buy it tomorrow.

After having googled Edding paint marker, I have only found a model called Edding paint marker 750. This model comes in two colours: glossy black and glossy white, so not so suitable for the inside of a camera door.
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bjolester

Link Posted 21/07/2018 - 04:44
A follow up on paint markers: Micro-tools sell a matte/flat black paint marker pen that seems very suitable for touch up jobs on cameras.

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ChrisPlatt

Link Posted 16/08/2018 - 01:59
I have touch-up paint markers in flat black and gloss black purchased from Micro-Tools.
They cover small areas well and after nearly ten years they are still quite usable.

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