This is a little show and tell. I bought three of these near junk Fed 2s from Ukraine. It was my urge to find out what was inside and to tinker with it. I have been working on these off and on, thinking to innovate. Maizenberg’s book is very helpful in repairing the FSU cameras. However, Even Maizenberg says that things are not standardized in their mass production efforts. So one needs to innovate and resolve the problem. 1. All three cameras had bad shutters. They had to be rebuilt from Scratch. I could do it on two of them; but third one simply collapsed. The mechanical parts were worn out badly. So, I am using it to cannibalize spares. 2. After rebuilding, not all the shutter speeds work, especially, at the ends of the scale. So, I/500 sec in one and B in the other are out. This is okay for my kind of work. 3. The body was in bad shape, except for the wrinkled covering. The chrome areas had brassed out. Initially, I tried some silver nail polish that matched the chrome. Was okay to look at from a distance. 4. I searched around and found a paint shop in the next neighborhood that does powder coating. They do it for the metal furniture-makers, in bulk orders of hundreds of items. I called the manager and asked if he would do small jobs. He said “Hey! No job is too small for us here. Please bring it along we shall see what we can do.” 5. I took the top and bottom parts that were chrome finished and worn out. The top is easy to remove. The bottom has problems with the locking keys. The keys come in different forms. Some are threaded and fastened with a cylindrical nut and a set-screw on top. Easy to unthread. Some others come with a cupped and threaded cylindrical nut. Also, can be removed if it is not jammed. The third type is really a pain. It is a press fit. If one is lucky, one can pry it out with a heavy screw driver/lever. It can also break the key! I broke a couple of them. Overall, I am very happy with the results. The paint shop did a good job of powder coating. I painted the beading with black enamel to give it the shine. Wax polished the wrinkled covering. The camera looks good and works well too, except for those end-of-scale speeds. I am posting some pictures of the restored Fed 2. Shall post picturess taken with it later. I have been not posting for awhile. I thought that this would be a good beginning to go ahead.