Yashima Yashicaflex A-II Restoration Update 11-12-2015

Some good prep work continued again today…

Some pieces received their final etching primer coat and others are getting the final or first (finish) coat of primer.

Final coat on base etching primer. Some light sanding and a smooth finish primer coat and then... the first "color" coat of lacquer.

Final coat on base etching primer. Some light sanding and a smooth finish primer coat and then… the first “color” coat of lacquer.

More primer and then more primer. The bare aluminum needed to be painted with a primer coat that etched into the metal. Getting closer!

More primer and then more primer. The bare aluminum needed to be painted with a primer coat that etched into the metal. Getting closer!

Back view of the film door. This was the most corroded part of the camera body and took the most time filling the pitted areas.

Back view of the film door. This was the most corroded part of the camera body and took the most time filling the pitted areas.

Final coat of finish primer on this 1955 metal cap.

Final coat of finish primer on this 1955 metal cap.

The back door had suffered severe metal corrosion and needed to have the corroded areas repaired. Some filler putty and some wet sanding and another coat of primer should do it.

The back door had suffered severe metal corrosion and needed to have the corroded areas repaired. Some filler putty and some wet sanding and another coat of primer should do it.

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