Touching up scuffs and nicks on camera body

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Gpruitt54
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Touching up scuffs and nicks on camera body
Jun 11, 2013

Is there an effective way to touch up kicks and scuffs on a Nikon camera D200 body?

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In reply to Gpruitt54, Jun 11, 2013

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In reply to Gpruitt54, Jun 13, 2013

If you really go insane, you can find a paint finish to pretty much match your camera and you can actually fill dents with epoxy but it'd be a lot of work.  Just use a black magic marker. 

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In reply to RichRMA, Jun 13, 2013

RichRMA wrote:

If you really go insane, you can find a paint finish to pretty much match your camera and you can actually fill dents with epoxy but it'd be a lot of work.  Just use a black magic marker. 

There are only a few nicks on the body.  Surely not enough to do a paint job on the whole camera body (dred the thought). Yeah, I think a sharpie will do nicely.

Hay Great idea!  Thanks!!!

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In reply to Gpruitt54, Jun 13, 2013

I bought a d2x that had a lot of bottom edge scratching and then bought a can of Black "satin finish" car spray paint which I applied with a fine paint brush - dries in seconds and matched to the Nikon black finish a treat a few layers has helped fill the scratches - not perfect but better that the "white/light grey" scratches - it was £7.00 approx $10 and will last me a lifetime of camera scratches.

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In reply to simmybear31, Jun 13, 2013

simmybear31 wrote:

I bought a d2x that had a lot of bottom edge scratching and then bought a can of Black "satin finish" car spray paint which I applied with a fine paint brush - dries in seconds and matched to the Nikon black finish a treat a few layers has helped fill the scratches - not perfect but better that the "white/light grey" scratches - it was £7.00 approx $10 and will last me a lifetime of camera scratches.

Very good idea. Multiple applications with a brudh would indeed fill in the dings, and I would not be bothered with masking the eitire camera to cover only a few scratches.

Finding a proper paint should be easy. Nikon Dx Camera bodies are a black satin finish, not flat.

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