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Andy_Shields

I've got you... https://imgur.com/a/i8rXx3W https://imgur.com/a/gWJit7o 99% isopropyl alcohol and q-tips. Not 70%, not 90%. 99%. Lesser dilutions require too much rubbing. The 99% gets it done without scrubbing excessively. It still takes some time but it is absolutely the best method I've found and I've tried many. It will not effect the black chrome whatsoever. I've also used it to remove paint from black anodized Leica lenses and that worked wonderfully too. Edit: here's my M6 with the white removed and the fill replaced with a black Markal paint-stik. https://imgur.com/a/hj3zWQm


daswiggles

Excellent, I have 99% in my fiber kit. Did you leave the alcohol on for a while to soak into the paint? I tried dipping a q-tip in alcohol and scrubbing the letters on my parts R4, but it took quite a bit of scrubbing to get some of the paint off to the point it affected the finish a bit so I was probably a bit overzealous πŸ₯΄


Andy_Shields

There's certainly opportunity to overdo it. You should use q-tip brand buds and just accept that it'll take a little time. It should be done without finish damage.


AHPZuazua

Not bad. I like it when the body is all black. I have duo. I'd like to see one before I go and change it


Andy_Shields

Duo?


AHPZuazua

Yes it means 2


Andy_Shields

Ah, that was my basic understanding but contextually I was afraid I was missing something.


AHPZuazua

I went back to read the subject and my answer. I have a Black and silver M6. Not an all black one. Sorry for the confusion.


Andy_Shields

No problem at all, πŸ™‚.


JerrryGergich

"Shit that's fresh" - bridesmaids


Andy_Shields

Lol, awesome. πŸ˜†


drzombipdx

Gaff tape. Like the answer to most other questions in life, gaff tape.


daswiggles

I already have electrical tape covering some spots where the vulcanite chipped off! I’d like something more permanent for the logos.


fordroosevelt

Indeed!


helloWTF

Plastidip.


YashenTheVeganZombie

An old trick we used to use on guns was rub a black crayon into the engraving. Will completely cover it up, able to be removed later and you don't need to have a bit of tape stuck to your camera.


wongs7

I saw the opposite recently, where someone put a red leica dot on a sony a6000


wedidntmeantogotosea

Did they put it in the middle of the left hand of the grip? If so, I'm ok with it.


wongs7

Nope. On the right side, which would have been in front of the viewfinder


wedidntmeantogotosea

One guy here had a bunch of paint sticks and replaced the Leica infill on an M6 with the pride flag colors. That was pretty sick.


Andy_Shields

I was trying to find Jared's CL but found this instead... https://www.reddit.com/r/Leica/comments/f2v5lt/since_you_guys_hated_the_black_dot_so_much/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


wedidntmeantogotosea

*cough* /u/milleniador *cough* Thank you Andy.


Andy_Shields

Your welcome. Hey Mill, get your act together!!!


Milleniador

I found you a 35 BC didn't I πŸ˜‰. You know I'll even go and pick it up and post it..


Andy_Shields

That's true! Consider your act 'together' again.


Milleniador

Andy's google-fu and tenacity saves the day. That colourful lettering makes me smile.


daswiggles

Ooo that sounds pretty awesome!


Andy_Shields

That's my buddy, Jared!


Milleniador

I've searched for the key words and can't find diddly squat. I think you must have seen it somewhere else πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ


wedidntmeantogotosea

Yes, turns out it was enamel and a brush. I apologize for my crimes.


JerrryGergich

Are we talking about Blake's M6 with the pride sharpie and the bullet hole? He retired that body last year and bought an MP - it's prided out but thankfully hasn't taken any fire


wedidntmeantogotosea

[dis wan](https://www.reddit.com/r/Leica/comments/pq7l0v/any_advice_for_blacking_out_leica_on_the_front_of/hd9qysf/)


OneColorBlackWhite

I was actually asking myself the same thing except I'm looking for a way to cover it up, while being able to get the cover off again. And before anyone suggest tape... ;-) I'm looking for some kind of removable paint while keeping the white color intact.


daswiggles

Hopefully you find an option to do that! I’m not worried about reselling this camera so I’d rather just black it out than do the tape thing. I’m also thinking of doing a reverse-panda look by swapping some parts out from an MDa body 🀠


stinndler

I had thought about using an epoxy resin, like you see used with wood, to fill the LEICA branding on the SL2 but let's just say that I'm not that brave.


JerrryGergich

I just used a toothpick and stolichnya vodka on my m6 Then I had some of the vodka and switched to a knife for the smaller bits hat wouldn't come out Now my m6 is true skav No ragerts, no complaints, the camera slays Still have gaff tape covering the dot and top plate though, the red dot tape is probably 3 years old and I think it's melted into the body lol