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Protecting the letters on camera buttons from rubbing off with use


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anujmehta Registered since 21st Dec 2011
Sun 25-Dec-11 04:29 AM

Given the multiplicity of plastic buttons we have on modern cameras, how does one keep the letters and symbols on these buttons from rubbing off with use.

I recently came across a web article where an owner of an expensive camera accidentally wiped off paint from several buttons on his camera while out on a hot summer day for a photo session after spraying himself with mosquito repellant (or Sunscreen, not sure which of the two).

On my new D7K I am contemplating placing a strip (see photo 1: https://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/352732) or a circular cutout (see photo 2: https://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/352733) of scotch tape on the buttons.

Is this a good idea or the glue on scotch tape could actually make it worse by weakening the paint. What are other options to protect the paint? How do you (if you do) protect the buttons. Please post pictures.

Happy holidays to all.