Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: All Canadian M3 Black Paint M3
From: Javier Perez <>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 21:38:19 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for the info.
I have to tell you
I don't like what I saw. This fellow apparantly just
paints over the chrome and seems to use easy to remove
Krylon type paint; the kind you can remove with a
fingernail and determination. He must have started by
painting the other kids bikes! A proper paint job
requires compleat removal of the chrome using acid
followed by a coat or two of 
industrial grade epoxy or perhaps acrylic based paint
and several hours worth of baking. I can do what he's
doing myself. In fact I have but the results are
dreadful in terms of durability, and it can take
several attempts to get a flawless surface. But I have
gotten some beautiful satin black parts with it after
a quick bake.

There is a guy out there somewhere who can do a
professional factory finish so good that if you send
it back to Jersey with a dent they will probably
assume it was an early convesion and sell you a new
one. But I can't seem to find out who he is. But at
least I now know where those black IIICs and Fs are
coming from.
See Ya

- --- Bryan Caldwell <> wrote:
> Javier,
> Shintaro finally has a new web site up:
> And includes prices.
> Bryan
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