Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/16

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Subject: [Leica] Painting M3 / M2 / M4 Black
From: bladman99 at (Dan C)
Date: Sun Jan 16 12:58:14 2005
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How about taking the camera to a decent auto body shop?  If you can remove
all the innards before hand, it should be easy to get just about any finish
you want baked onto the body.

A recent episode of "American Chopper" (shown in North America) shows them
building a bike with copper plated parts (based on the Statue of Liberty).
 Imagine a Leica M copper plated with a protective clear coat.  Now that
would be a beautiful camera!

-dan c.

At 10:17 AM 16-01-05 -0800, Stephen Gandy wrote:
>Slobodan Dimitrov wrote:
>>  I'm much more interested about getting the M3 painted in black enamel,
>> but without having to deal with sending the camera overseas.
>real world, it's not a worry. Shintaro does a great job dependably--
>actually inexpensive considering that his cameras turn out better than the
>original black M3's or M2's  easy to wear off finish.  not fast, takes an
>average of 4 months to get a camera back
>Shintaro  will also paint your M3 a silver hammertone which is much much
>better than the hammertone finish of the LHSA MP.  better color, prettier,
>much tougher finish.
>Shintaro's email is
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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