[vcf-midatlantic] Heathkit computer colors

William Dudley wfdudley at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 10:19:26 EST 2016

before you give up on removing the paint, try sanding it off, with some
fine (400?) grit
sandpaper.  I have successfully sanded off a top coat to get to a lower

Bill Dudley

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On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 11:20 PM, Richard Cini via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> All —
> Well, the removal of the black latex paint hasn’t gone too well. Not sure
> what kind of paint was used, but it’s been almost impossible to get off
> without damaging the paint underneath. I’ve tried two organic removers and
> Goof Off. The paint almost looks like the flat black used in stage
> productions for back stage.
> I need to remove the switch labels and the badges (one should peel off and
> the other has plastic posts that I’ll need to cut the metal rings on the
> posts). Then, I plan on going at it with the harshest stuff I have and then
> repaint it. Does anyone know what color was used or have a match
> recommendation?
> Thanks!
> Rich
> --
> Rich Cini
> Collector of Classic Computers
> Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator
> http://www.classiccmp.org/cini
> http://www.classiccmp.org/altair32

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