Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/08/13

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Subject: [Leica] Ludwig Leitz announces product recall, Oskar Barnack commits suicide in shame
From: "Guido Soprano" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 04:27:19 EDT

OK, so I changed the subject line.

Well no rusting...

But I have Xperienced severe dusting in my LTM and M cameras and lenses 
because instead of using them to take pick-chers, I used them to sit on my 
shelf while I BS'd to various email groups about the good ole days.

Guido, who won't even think about using anything that Oskar or Ludwig didn't 
touch personally.

>Subject: Re: [Leica] My M6 is rusting
>Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 12:49:45 EDT
>In a message dated 08/12/1999 11:21:58 AM Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
>  >
>  >Maybe someone could strip the black chrome off and refinish it (the 
>  >guy) but I doubt
>  >they would match the original finish.
>  >
>  >Anyone else seen a top plate with acne?
>  >
>  >Jason Hall
>  >Birmingham UK
>  That homepage says he cant strip an M6 cuz the top plate would melt.
>  I would imagine because there's no brass in there.
>  -Bern
>   >>
>Have you thought about sending the M-6 to Solms so the job of chrome 
>could be done correctly.  The likely problem is the solutions used in the
>process were not properly cleaned off and the plating process was thereby
>Has anyone experienced rusting on the M-3's and M-4's?

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