[Coco] cleaning keys

Dave Philipsen dave at davebiz.com
Sat Nov 26 22:48:14 EST 2016

What's a typewriter?? :-P :-P :-P

On 11/26/2016 9:30 PM, Mike Delyea wrote:
> Sorry, I didn't mean to imply I was soaking the entire keyboard.  I meant I
> was popping the key caps off.  I was not going to soak the mylar.  I'm
> aware that tap water is not pure and can contain chemicals that may inhibit
> the connection between the 2 halves of the coco keyboard.  I'm just talking
> about the key caps.  BTW  one of my friends runs a typewriter repair
> company here in Toronto and one of his contacts runs a company that makes
> custom key caps for typewriter replacement keys - should I look deeper for
> possible coco key replacements?
> On Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 10:11 PM, Mark McDougall <msmcdoug at iinet.net.au>
> wrote:
>> On 27/11/2016 1:34 PM, Mike Delyea wrote:
>> With my coco 2 I just put them in a bowl of
>>> dish-soapy water for a few minutes and that seemed to work OK.
>> Don't know about vinegar but I've done plenty of old keyboards from
>> different computers in dish washing detergent and water and they've always
>> come up like new, even if requiring a light scrub to get rid of the worst
>> dirt.
>> The yellowing - if that's what you have - is another matter though.
>> Regards,
>> Mark
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