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If you want a "bullet-proof" paint job, get it powder coated. It has to literally be ground off and it comes in a zillion colors and semi-gloss. The only drawback is you can't paint mating surfaces--too thick. Slobodan Dimitrov <email@example.com> wrote:I could always have it anodized in black. I once ordered a part for a Rollei SL66, which unbeknownest to me at the time of order, came in plain aluminium. Wound up having it done at a local plating shop, which did a really fine job. S. Dimitrov On Jan 16, 2005, at 1:25 PM, Dan C wrote: > The chopper was protected by some kind of clear enamel; I assume it was > baked on like normal auto paint. But they did something else which > might > appeal to a M user. After the copper plating, they dipped the parts > into > a bath which turned everything black. Then by selecting rubbing the > finish > the gleaming copper could be recovered, to give an "antique" look. It > looks better then it sounds. > > On the Jay leno show, Paul Sr. (those of you who have watched the > series > know about Paul and Paul jr.) let slip the fact that the bike was > worth 1/2 > a million bucks. > > -dan c. > > At 04:18 PM 16-01-05 -0500, David Mason wrote: >> Oooh - you could leave it out in the rain and get a really nice >> patina on it! >> >> >> On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 16:01:46 -0500, Dan C wrote: >>> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org >>>> >>>> Stephen >>>> >>>> >>>> _______________________________________________ >>>> Leica Users Group. >>>> See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information >>>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Leica Users Group. >>> See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information >>> >>> >> _______________________________________________ >> Leica Users Group. >> See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information >> > _______________________________________________ > Leica Users Group. > See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information > > Slobodan Dimitrov Photography _______________________________________________ Leica Users Group. See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Read only the mail you want - Yahoo! Mail SpamGuard.