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I just purchased a Brownie Reflex Synchro Model today... (for $2.75 plus about $4-5 shipping-did I do ok?). It looks to be intact, just dirty. The metal around the front is tarnished, etc.

Any advice on cleaning? Should I clean or is the older, tarnished look more desirable on a collectible?

Having a ball,

Mark Jones

-- Mark Jones (, February 21, 1999


To clean camera I use a cotton bud dipped in Armour All to clean the dirt off cameras. This is what I usually do and it seems to work, But try a little bit first just in case. In the case of the Brownie Reflex if this does not work,the metal underneath the front laquer where the name of the camera is, might be corroding. I have also seen some of these cameras with yellow face plates, which I do not know if that is standard or not, or have changed colour over time. Most are a silvery metal colour. Anyway Good Luck...

-- Damien Liew (, July 28, 1999.

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