Disassemble and painting Sony NEX flash

I’ve recently painted the NEX flash to be black to match my body better. Here are steps to disassemble the flash and some pictures.

the grey flash
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Remove the side tabs by prying them, they are held by double sided tape
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Remove the 4 black screws, 2 at each side
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Remove the small piece of metal and put it aside, this metal is so small. I dropped it and it took me half an hour to find it in my crowded room
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Disassemble by pulling the top cover off
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Pull the metal rod out
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Preparing for spray painting
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A stage to hold the side covers
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Painting in progress
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Paint used is Krylon Fusion for plastic – satin black
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Painting done
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Reassembled
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Final result, the Sony Nex-5N with Vivitar Series 1 90mm f2.5 (Bokina)
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2 thoughts on “Disassemble and painting Sony NEX flash

  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Really helpful! For those who are worried about prying the side tabs without hurting or bending the plastic I have found a solution. Those screen protectors for iPhones – the cheap hard plastic ones – are perfect for the job. Just cut a rectangular piece and carefully insert it through the cravice. Once inserted, just move it all around the tab and you will be able to remove it. I put mine on a piece non stick paper so I can reuse it after painting without needing more glue.

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