[Coco] cleaning keys

Mike Delyea mdelyea at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 23:11:46 EST 2016

Surprisingly, there is still a typewriter business.  Lawyers, realtors and
doctors still use typewriters for official documents - I don't understand
why, but they do (also, here in Toronto, most lawyers still use Word
Perfect). They still use faxes a lot as well.  Oddly enough, we are doing
more typewriter repairs than computer repairs right now.  Those IBM model
IIs are tanks.  My buddy also has a garage full of vintage typewriters that
he rents out to movie companies.

On Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 10:48 PM, Dave Philipsen <dave at davebiz.com> wrote:

> 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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