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Ricoh GR1 Gr1's GR1v GR21 Black scratch paint body Advise!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:49 pm
by FowlerM
Can someone advise me what is the best type of paint to use to cover a body scratch on a GR21 black?. Like a touch-up paint. Have you ever tried to do it? Any info is appreciated ;)

Re: Ricoh GR1 Gr1's GR1v GR21 Black scratch paint body Advise!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:01 am
by riccadonna
I guess any kind of metal paint would do. If scratches are substantial down to bare metal a prime would be advised.
By the way, talking about GR21. Ricoh, please make a digital one!

Re: Ricoh GR1 Gr1's GR1v GR21 Black scratch paint body Advise!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:26 pm
by FowlerM
Thanks for your reply! Trying to find something that matches the black colour. Something flat black. If you know any specific product let me know. Yes a GR21 digital would be amazing!!

Re: Ricoh GR1 Gr1's GR1v GR21 Black scratch paint body Advise!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:10 am
by thelps
Have a search for what paint is used on Leica M repaints.
There are guys who refurb old Leica LTM and M4 cameras and paint them black and other custom colours.
It make the old patina go away and look new again. Preparation would be the most important thing.
Some of these guys may do your GR21 for you.

Re: Ricoh GR1 Gr1's GR1v GR21 Black scratch paint body Advise!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:09 am
by FowlerM
Thanks a lot!
Is Very much appreciated your advise. Will start my research, in the meantime do you also know anyone in particular? (Names, City, website)



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Re: Ricoh GR1 Gr1's GR1v GR21 Black scratch paint body Advise!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:39 am
by thelps
It would be worth checking out Japan Camera Hunters page.
He has quite a good reputation online as I understand it. He also would know the GR21 well.

Have a look here: https://www.japancamerahunter.com/2013/04/camera-repainting-and-modification/

Its possible the Kanto that he mentions have done a GR21 in the past being Japanese.