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John's Classic Restoration Thread

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Well folks, its certainly chugging along... Slowly.... but its coming out nice. Its actually just turning lighter just by drying out in the open! :0

 

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Now its a lighter baby puke beige. Some minor streaking everywhere, but it should go away. The handle streaking went away, only to be replaced with some more light streaking :/ Probably two, maybe three more sessions and it will be platinum again. Then on to the keyboard and mouse! (PS. Was the mouse in 1991 with the Classic a rectangle one or teardrop?)

 

 

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Getting closer... Dont know whats going on in the photo with the weird haze on the front panel, thats not there. Color is now a slightly lighter and more even beige. Looks like any old compact that has been sitting in a closet now. Still blotchy white and yellow, not from me, it was like that to start with.

 

Again, sorry for the weird colors and lighting. Had to use flash.

 

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Edit, here's a photo of the comparison between the back of the adjustment door and the part of the case covered by the front. A lot closer than I thought. Probably 2 more light sessions or one all day one.

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Finally... A decently lit photo.

 

Had the case with cream on it for around 7-8 hours today but still only under a UV lamp. Dark and cold out :(. If I had just a few hours of wamrth and strong sun it would be done. Still a light beige tinge to the case, no streaking at all (yet). The front bottom is still yellow, along with the front top edge. NOW I can accurately say with confidence 2 more sessions top and it should be good to go. It's super close... Now it's the same shade as my SE/30. Can't believe that blue tape has held up through the hyrdrogen peroxide and shower baths.

 

Whaddya think TechEdison?

 

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Cleaned and lubed the floppy drive, cleaned up the backet, CRT, etc. Sent the analog and logic board out to get recapped. Put the rest back together to clean up the pile of parts laying around.

 

I think this one was a sucess.

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Very very very minor streaking on the top (why is it always the top?). Seems to have gotten a lot better after drying overnight. One of the sides is a little more yellow then the front panel side edge. I'm leaving it as is, no way am I going to risk this.

 

It was super bright and sunny out yesterday in NH so I decided to do the keyboard and mouse too. Keyboard is pretty much fully there (had to remove each and every one of those stupid keys) and.mouse is spot on.

 

I'm happy with the results. Now we wait for the recap.

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Finally can conclude this thread. Woohoo!

 

Thanks to the amazing work of LaPorta, this Classic has a stable and crisp display along with working sound!

 

The case came out nice. I did end up giving it one more go, a side was unevenly colored. The top came out really nice, the handle has some streaks (that would come out if I did more), and one side has some light streaks. The case looked like trash before, so I can't really be upset. I'm sure if I were to wait a year or two and do it again it would clear up. The front has a square patch where a sticker was, seemed to have discolored the plastic, NOT ME.

 

Will probably have to let it go soon for saving up for that clear SE case .

 

Not a speck of burn in on the CRT. Very unusual for a Classic.

 

Anyways, it's a wrap! Restoration complete. Thanks LaPorta!

 

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John, I’m so glad it worked out. I feel bad about the PB LCD thing, but I guess as the Meatloaf song goes : “2 outta 3 ain’t bad.”

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Folks, please try not to quote a 23-photo post just to add a one line comment.  Use the Reply To Post box instead of the Quote button.

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