Zeisss ikon nettar

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by johncox, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. As a kid I collected cameras and this week I'm spending some time at my parents house. For fun I dug out my old collection and found a really nice folder that I would like to use.
    The shutter speeds and bellows are fine and it works perfectly. The only problem is that some one (I don't think me) has at some point painted it with cheap black paint which over the years has crumbled off. (See below) what's the best way to deal with this? (as a note the black paint is only on the back plate and exterior)
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    Thanks in advance,
    John
     
  2. Clean it off as best you can repaint if you wish with matt black paint
    And try as you might you wont be able to fit the 16gb sd card into it....
    Ian
     
  3. Clean it off as best you can repaint if you wish with matt black paint
    And try as you might you wont be able to fit the 16gb sd card into it....
    Ian​
    The SD card fits but it won't write? LOL
    In all seriousness thanks for the advise, I wasn't sure if there was any special tool like a Dremel bit (power off) or a grade of sandpaper that would be best.
     
  4. The 'cheap black paint' was put on by the factory in the 1930's. It works fine without it. Repainting may reduce the resale value. Just shoot some 120 film and have fun.
     
  5. The trim on Zeiss folders was black paint on aluminum. You can't use just any paint. Just clean it up and enjoy the camera.
     
  6. I agree it needs an acid etch primer and then a compatable paint
    but any paint such as humbrol model paint matt black will outlast you without the primer
     
  7. Just use it. Just like the combat photographers' brassed Nikon Fs, the peeling paint is a badge of honor.
    No abrasives whatever you do.
    Remember the people who refinished their 16th c credenza on Antiques Road show and it went from $20,000,000 to $200 in value? ;)
     
  8. I have loads of film at my place. I'll post some shots from it when I get back home after (Canadian) thanksgiving next week.
    Thanks,
    John
     
  9. Huh. Funny coincidence...I was given one of those a couple of weeks ago - found at the dump. It's off with Jurgen now, having a cleaning.


    Looks like a fun little camera. Mine's a 515/16 - 6x6. I have some Edu100 waiting for it.
     
  10. I wouldn't worry about the value - it's probably a few dollars at best. Not really a collectors piece.
     
  11. John, I would just clean off the excess with a cloth and use it as it is. Iy looks like a postwar Nettar and even the lowest of these with 7.1 Novar lenses, stopped down gives wonderful images, as I am sure you know! So just go out and shoot.
     

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