[Coco] Painting Yellowed CoCo Cases

Bob theother_bob at yahoo.com
Sun May 2 12:42:05 EDT 2004

--- "Boisy G. Pitre" <boisy at boisypitre.com> wrote:
> Someone posted recently about removing the yellowing that can take 
> place on CoCo cases.  I have one or two CoCos that I've inherited that 
> really need some type of makeover.  Has anyone experimented with 
> different spray paints?  I'm not interested in weird colors for now, 
> just plain "white" or something as close as possible to the original 
> color.

Look for an appliance enamel for a very tough finish. I painted my old silver
CoCo1 back in '86 (a nice almond) and it's held up *way* better than the
original silver did.

> The CoCo case tops tend to have a good anchor profile, with small 
> ridges and bumps that should provide a good base for paints.  Should 
> the case be primed first?   Any considerations that you chemists out 
> there can provide?

I'd just make sure it's clean, clean, clean! No fingerprints or anything.
Dishwashing liquid would probably be good, get all the skin oils off. Dust
won't be as noticeable on a 2 or 3 case as it was the smooth CoCo1 case.

Take some before and after shots, eh?


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