Step 8: Fix Problems

Take off all the tape and see how it went. If you got small amounts of unwanted paint on the screen, etc. you can hopefully scrape it off very carefully using the x-acto knife (magnifier advised for this). Also test to see if you didn't destroy the camera and if all functions seem to be working. If everything seems alright, you can breath a sigh of relief and move onto adding details if you would like. If you have already scared yourself to death with painting your camera, you can stop here. 
<p>Great job! I wonder if the shutter button would be stuck by the paint.</p>
<p>DON'T USE SUPERGLUE, use double-sided tape, or maybe contact cement. superglue will make it near impossible to remove the grips later on if you need to repair it or something, and superglue shouldn't be used anywhere near anything with delicate optical components that you don't want fogged up by superglue fumes.</p>
<p>Good point maltfalc. I didn't glue it near the lens and there was a cap over the body, so the fog wasn't a problem. For those who glue back on the grips, take caution.</p>
fogging can continue to form for a week or longer, so it's just not worth the risk when there's no need to use superglue.
The rubber grips have totally held their paint, the little rubber piece that covers the video out, flash in/out, and all that has not done too well because of the whole flexibility thing. The body has done a pretty decent job with the paint though. The bottom has some scratches and chips from being abused. A topcoat probably could have been worthwhile.
Hey, saw your awesome paint job! Super rad. I was wondering, how the paint has held up over the months since you painted it. Any chipping, cracking etc?
what about &quot;SONY NEX MIRRORLESS&quot;? anyone try it to give it colour already?
On DigitalRev Kai painted it &quot;magenta&quot; not pink...
awesome, i&acute;ll try it<br>GOOD JOB
Great Job! Congratz!<br>So the paint will not get in the camera through the gaps between buttons?<br>I have wanted to paint my old SLR for the longest time but haven't really taken any actions yet.. I actually bought model paint for my project but still not have the time to try it out yet. I was thinking of using model paint and use paint brush to paint the whole thing :S
Nothing appears to have made its way into the camera. Just do a good job on masking and then everything turns out well. I strongly urge you to not try to paint by hand. It is impossible. Stick with spray paint and if you want to paint the buttons, do a first coat of the buttons' color and wait for that to try fully so you can mask off the buttons. Then paint with the bodies color. I tried painting the buttons by hand and I found it very tricky.
Do you mean try to spray paint the buttons (or at least around the spot of the buttons) first, let it dry and mask it off before painting the body? What should I do with the gaps around the buttons then?<br>Did you just let the paint slightly go over the buttons or did you make sure the paint fill the gap as well? <br><br>Thanks so much for answering :)<br>
Exactly, paint buttons or button area (with button color) then mask off buttons and paint body (with body color). The gap around the buttons should not be a problem unless it is really big. In that case I would just let it be and just go with masking off the buttons only. There was a gap on the shutter release and it turned out alright with just an extra coat.
thanks, what if i want to have the buttons and body in the same colour? then i can skip the button-masking part?
That is what I did. Don't try to hand-paint it though, that did not work well for me.
Thanks! I will definitely post some pictures after I try it out one day!
Good luck!
Nice color at least the camera isn't an embarrassing color like pink.
I was considering pink but could not find a good pink.
Not the colour I'd choose but great job, got my trusty 10D right beside me, how many shots did you take before the shutter broke? This one's hitting 10K and needs a service...
I bought this one used, so I don't know how many were on it then, but I had it for about a year and probably managed to put at least 20k to 30k shots on it before it gave out. I loved this thing. Now seeing as how successful the paint job was I am considering getting the shutter fixed.
it should be able to tell you, though I don't know what happens to sequential image naming at the 10K mark, if it rolls over or gets named IMG_10001... <br><br>That's sounding like good news though, the paint job looks really well done and certainly makes the camera your own, granted I've never seen anyone with another 10D in their hand...
I think that the 1D series has folders that go up rather than how the 10D just goes back to img_0001. I guess that a way to check that would be to go into where you have your pictures stored and search for how many 0001 pictures there are from your camera.
Odd, my 10D saves so many in a numbered folder, makes a new one then continues the image names in sequence, I assume it goes back one though...
I've never looked too closely at all the folders and file numbers, but I think it would be interesting just to see how many shots this camera went though.
I notice it often because of the way I organise my shots from shoots in to folders, along with the way I open, edit/crop save the good ones... When you hit info on an image in the camera playback mode I just noticed it shows you a folder number and an image number in the top right, maybe that knows...
I just checked mine and it says 101-0112. So assuming that is accurate, it died right when it was said to. I wonder if it would work to load on some of my first photos taken on it to see how many I got off it.
Don't know, it must roll over for both though because mine's 292-9273...
I don't remember mine ever numbering past 4000. I may be wrong because I haven't used it in a while, but I'll check.
I have the suspicion we're getting awful curious about something unimportant, however when I get round to service time I'll ask if the camera keeps track...
Sounds good. Hopefully it will be a while until that is needed though.
My friend, I admire your courage!<br>Although the result looks nice in a surrealistic sense, the combination of DSLR, x-acto knife, spay paint and super glue is atrocious! <br>You may use this object to scare amateur photographers and to cause a heart stroke to professionals!
I am realizing that the simplicity of this may definitely scare off people, but I'm sure there will eventually be one or two brave fellows who can have the courage (or heartlessness) to paint their camera.
actually i think this would be a good theft deterrent.<br>i did a similar thing to a kodak easy share i used to keep in my car.<br>door locks were broken and i know my car was rummaged in a few times but no one ever stole the camera
I would call this a &quot;daring&quot; project.<br>Nice nevertheless.
Looks awesome =)<br>Great 'able

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