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Unitron Black Paint

Started by LLarry , 09/02/2015 05:36AM
Posted 09/02/2015 05:36AM Opening Post
I'm sure this has been asked before. Does anyone know what type of black paint(enamel,lacquer,urethane...) is used for all the painted Unitron parts(mount,top of tripod,pier ect...)?
I would like to do it right. It would be great if someone knew the manufacturer.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,Larry
Posted 09/03/2015 03:43PM #1
There is some info here:
http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/453088-5-craft-unitron-510-restore-turk/page-3

The factory black "paint" on some parts is very thickly applied over a rather inferior metal casting. I'd advise against striping down to bare metal, if you can avoid it. It may be a lot of work to get from bare / pitted / rough metal back to a nice smooth Unitron finish.