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Point on my D700 body

reedmangino

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reedmangino Registered since 11th Jun 2009
Sat 28-Jul-12 02:45 PM

Ok, so this isn't a D700 specific question really but I didn't see a more appropriate forum.

I got a smudge of white paint (primer) on the camera body (on the CF card door). I really want to remove the paint but I'm afraid that I'll do more damage than good.

I tried nail polish remover... no dice.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
-Reed

GiantTristan

Stamford, US
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#1. "RE: Point on my D700 body" | In response to Reply # 0

GiantTristan Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Sat 28-Jul-12 12:53 PM

If this is acrylic paint and you cannot lift off the smudge with a razor blade, nothing short of sand paper will work. You could always cover the white spot with some black paint or a piece of black gaffer tape.

Tristan

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reedmangino

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#2. "RE: Point on my D700 body" | In response to Reply # 1

reedmangino Registered since 11th Jun 2009
Sat 28-Jul-12 01:19 PM

Ugh. Thanks for your response Tristan. That is what I was afraid of.

I upgraded to a D800 and would like to sell the D700... but I think the paint smudge will really have a negative impact on resale value.

-Reed

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#3. "RE: Point on my D700 body" | In response to Reply # 2

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Sat 28-Jul-12 01:41 PM

>but I
>think the paint smudge will really have a negative impact on
>resale value.

Note and show the paint in the for-sale listing and deduct $10 off your asking price.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D,
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reedmangino

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#4. "RE: Point on my D700 body" | In response to Reply # 0

reedmangino Registered since 11th Jun 2009
Sat 28-Jul-12 05:39 PM

Just in case anyone else runs into this problem:

"Goo Gone - Painter's Pal" worked like an absolute champ! It allowed me to totally remove the paint without hurting the underlying body finish at all. I think the body actually looks better now.

I did *not* put it anywhere other than the body itself - I didn't get it on any rubber areas.

Your mileage may vary...

http://googone.com/GG-Browse-Products/Goo-Gone-Painters-Pal-Spray-Gel-14oz

-Reed

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