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    Dallmeyer 2B would you polish?

    This one should sell cheaply, on ebay now. I'd be OK polishing off the "patina" on this one.


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    Re: Dallmeyer 2B would you polish?

    Damn! What a shame that someone would let this beauty get to this state. Absolutely some love needed.

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    Re: Dallmeyer 2B would you polish?

    Amazingly poor shape, and it's up to $227 USD too !

    I'd be worried about the corrosion eating thru if the auctions description is correct in saying that it's aluminum.

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    Re: Dallmeyer 2B would you polish?

    Leave the patina. That lens served on the Titanic and is worth a fortune.

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    Re: Dallmeyer 2B would you polish?

    if the glass was okay..I wouldn't care how the outsides looked..I might even paint it..like Olive drab or something..or orange

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    Re: Dallmeyer 2B would you polish?

    I night strip all the remaining paint, clean the body, paint it with zinc (very thin spray) and leave it be or paint it black.
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    Re: Dallmeyer 2B would you polish?

    It is obviously aluminum.

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    Re: Dallmeyer 2B would you polish?

    Nothing a good sandblasting won't fix. If you could ever unscrew the elements, which are surely fused.

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    Re: Dallmeyer 2B would you polish?

    Quote Originally Posted by goamules View Post
    Nothing a good sandblasting won't fix. If you could ever unscrew the elements, which are surely fused.
    Yes even if the glass was cleanable I don't see anyway of unscrewing it. not worth anything IMO.

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    Re: Dallmeyer 2B would you polish?

    Great example of item in excessive entropy state... Great for a zombie movie prop... Don't bother trying to restore, it is in rare condition as it is... :-)

    Steve K

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