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#1 Darren Nemeth

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 02:42 AM

I have several cameras that I will be filming with soon.  All are from the 1920s and have minor scratching off of the black matte paint.  Inside the film chamber and in sight of the lens.

What is the best product to use to "black out" these shiney blemishes??

I am looking for something I can brush on.  No spray paint.13173248_10154770868952388_3783825834626


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 05:28 AM

If you want to preserve the crackle finish, something like Hammerite. Otherwise any matt black. Modelling enamel is good and comes in small inexpensive cans.


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Posted 07 May 2016 - 09:56 AM

I am looking for something I can brush on.  No spray paint.

It would have to be no gloss like the rest of the paint also.


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#4 Simon Wyss

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 01:22 AM

I use felt markers.


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 02:31 AM

The Sharpies I have here leave too thin a coat and wipe off after drying.

Anything I am able to paint brush on???


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#6 JD Hartman

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:50 AM

Try these: http://www.markal.com/liquid-paint-markers/ Other brands work similarly.  Find them at craft stores, art supply, Amazon, use-Enco dot com, etc.  Made for marking metal, they don't smear or wipe off easily.


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#7 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 01:36 AM

I sometimes use paint pens like the ones JD mentions, but they tend not to be very matte so I don't use them where a reflection might cause problems. Likewise sharpies have a purplish sheen, and they can wipe off metal surfaces easily as mentioned.

 

For camera interiors and sometimes lens baffles I use the mattest enamel paint I can find, the brand depends on where you are in the world. Chalkboard paint can be OK, or pot belly black. Mixing calcium carbonate powder in can make paint more chalky and matte, also adding fine sand gives a texture that helps disperse light reflections. Telescope shops sometimes sell ultra matte black touch-up paint for telescope interiors.

 

For a really non-reflective surface needed on things like long lens barrel interiors I use sticky-backed felt.


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#8 Simon Wyss

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:05 AM

Should like to use Vantablack for a change


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