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Refurbishing binoculars

Post by micknhilary on Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:02 pm

Hi All.
Not sure where to put this, so sorry if this is in the wrong place.
I have just bought, from a charity shop, a venerable pair of Zeiss binoculars. These will supplement the pair I already carry,
As is common with older binos the black paint has rubbed on the edges leaving  little areas of bare metal. Have any members found a suitable method of touching up the bare patches?
Many Thanks,

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Re: Refurbishing binoculars

Post by boxerman on Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:32 pm

No, but I too have a venerable pair of Ziess bins with the paint worn off on places.

Heavy! ain't they?

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Re: Refurbishing binoculars

Post by Dutto on Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:59 pm

Hi there,

Ditto Frank and I'm just very relieved that it wasn't an "I have two images." problem!  think_smiley_46 

Personally I wouldn't bother.  Binoculars are a bit like old oak tables; a bit of wear just seems to enhance them!  champagne 

Enjoy.  allthumbz 

Best regards,
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Re: Refurbishing binoculars

Post by micknhilary on Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:23 pm

Thanks Frank and Ian for your input.
Should anyone wonder, the binos alone weigh just a fraction over 1kg. However, in my case, they are not for wearing around the neck whilst strolling up and down Weymouth Harbour. More for the times when  I am sat outside the van nursing a beer and wish to enhance the view.
Regarding the bare metal parts, this is just me being fussy, but I like things to look nice. I can also disappear into the garage clutching my latest acquisition, telling my wife...I'm busy right now... I'll do the washing up later.

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Re: Refurbishing binoculars

Post by modelman on Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:58 pm

A FRACTION OVER 1KG??

They're LIGHTWEIGHT, my 20 x 70s weigh 1750g & none of my mates can hold-em, but as I bought them in 1971, I've had a little time to get used to them & hold them properly, BUT, they definitely benefit from the tri-pod mount thats fitted to them. smile!

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Re: Refurbishing binoculars

Post by boxerman on Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:50 pm

It's a b*gger when you have to cart a block & tackle about with you on birdwatching expeditions innit? hugegrins 

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Post by SteveUK on Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:05 am

But is the block & tackle needed for the binos, or summat else when he's watching birds?
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