View Full Version : Are the top plates of the II and IIa chromed or painted?

11-19-2012, 20:14
I've got a IIa coming and the top plate has a lot of flaking. From the pictures I can't tell if it was just a real bad chrome job or if it was paint.

I would love to take this apart and make it a Black Paint "Panda" IIa.

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?

Here's a pic of it from the ebay ad:


11-22-2012, 17:46
That's why i want to make a Black Paint II and IIa. I think it would be unique.

I wonder if they would be worth reselling with a CLA?

11-23-2012, 16:52
Have you thought maybe of a nice hammertone paint?


11-23-2012, 17:22
That's to gray for liking. I'm drawn more to the black paint. However, while at the hardware store today, i started looking at all the different colours on the paint isle and wondered how a little model IIa would look in Red, or Blue, or Green....