Best tool to fix small scrathes on camera body?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Susurs, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Susurs macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe not really subject of this sub-forum but... :)

    I would like to fix quite tiny scratch on Sony A7R body’s black plastic (around 5mm long, 1mm wide). Black color came off, and white is a bit visible. Not a big deal but anyway.

    I thought of using a black permanent marker but remembered reading somewhere that those can degrade plastic ocer time (maybe). At least solvent based...?

    What simple tool I could use? A non-solvent based marker? Are all Sharpie markers like this? Or they can degrade plastic as well?

    Any other easy tools to repair small plastic scratches?

    Thank’s!
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Try the sort of scuff repair stuff they sell for car interiors.

    But mostly just use the camera and don't worry about it. They are tools to be used.
     
  3. dwig macrumors 6502a

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    I agree
     
  4. deep diver macrumors 65816

    deep diver

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    Agreed. Many people look at their scars as a badge of honor. You can probably make up a great adventure about how the scratch came to be. Isn't that what we use our cameras for anyway...... Telling stories. :D
     
  5. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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  6. Bigtree macrumors 6502

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    Isn't a well used camera a sign of a happy photographer?
     
  7. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    It certainly suggests you are not chasing the latest and greatest all the time and that you actually USE it.
     
  8. Susurs thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Susurs

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    Thank you all for the great responses! :)
    I’ll probably try to ‘forget’ that the scratch is there and just use the camera.

    If some useful tool will fall into my sight, and I still want to fix it, maybe I’ll try it.
     
  9. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Sounds like a fine plan. My X-Pro2 has a lovely scratch on the back of it... broke my heart the day the rivet on my jeans caused it but now after a few months, meh.. whatever...
     

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