Post Number: 28
|Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 05:19 am: ||
I have an otherwise nice meterless Pentax and removal of the top seems simple. Am I better off to leave the dent in a flat part of the pentaprism area or try to pen it out? This would be my first try at this and the repair might be more obvious than the dent!
Post Number: 99
|Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 09:39 am: ||
I have removed such dents. You need something really flat to rest it on. I use a section of veneered chipboard. Some dents can be 'mostly' pressed out. Do not hit the dent directly! I use a small hammer to TAP another with bevelled edges. With care, many dents disappear almost entirely
Post Number: 22
|Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 03:59 pm: ||
I'd also be very careful not to tap too hard or too much... The metal can expand slightly, and pretty soon you have a sort of wavy bulge. Take it very slowly... you can always tap more, but you can't back up and tap less. (I have to admit I haven't done this with a camera, but also collect old flashlights.)
Post Number: 141
|Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 02:00 pm: ||
Leave the dent. It gives it character. It has that "old pro" look.