Amazing restoration of old Nikon lenses

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The Nikon Repair Center in Taiwan can restore and paint any Nikkor lens. NRC sent me some pictures of their latest lens restoration and transformation project - the detailed steps remain a trade secret, but they told me that the process is similar to how they cleaned a lens damaged by salt water few months ago.

They first bought a beat up used 70-200mm f/2.8 lens that looked like this:

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It seems that one of the most difficult part is to paint/restore the Nikon golden plate:

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This is how the gold plate looks after it is done. All dents on the lens body are now gone:

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All writing and labels on the lens were also restored:

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More images of the final white Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens:

Another project for a white Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens:

Update: the price of restoring and painting a Nikon lens is around $320.

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