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StyleWriter II Restoration

I cant believe it’s been almost 2 months since I took the StyleWriter II apart. I guess I’ve ben busier than usual with the holidays and all.

Anyway, down to business. I picked up more 30% H2O2 this weekend and set out to restore it. Here’s the work flow:

If you’ve been following along, you know that the StyleWriter II was last left as a pile of loose plastic and electronics.

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I prepared another peroxide bath and proceeded to dip the lot. I also took this as an opportunity to dip the Macintosh SE keyboard again. Some of the keys were still pretty yellow and could have used a second dipping.

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Mmmm, bubbly! I forgot to add the corn starch this time. Silly me. All I got was foam, but it did the job. I left that parts soaking all day and brushed on the solution every hour or two.

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As far as the reassembly went, it was pretty easy. I rinsed and dried off all the parts and then just followed along with the pictures from the disassembly, but backwards.

I want to blow thought this quickly so I can focus on the before and after pictures.

With that said, I started with the base.

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I then added the power supply and main assembly.

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I reassembled the paper tray.

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I put all the gears back on and attached it to the main assembly.

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I then attached the back cover...

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... followed by the front cover.

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I put the I/O port cover back on.

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Inserted the bottom paper tray.

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And finished up by attaching the front door.

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Now for some before and after pictures!

Before: Overall slight yellowing. Very dirty.

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After: Color is better, cleaner.

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Before: Very, very dirty.

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After: Much cleaner.

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Before: You can see the slight yellow tone.

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After: Original “platinum” color restored.

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Before: The bottom paper tray is gross.

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After: Clean.

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Before: Dirty inside front door.

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After: Clean.

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Before: Same as the back. Dirty and toned.

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After: Now, all clean and platinum.

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Before: Paper tray

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After: Paper tray

The finish is now nice and even.

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Before: Back label panel

Once the label was removed, the discoloration was even more obvious.

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After: Back label panel

The color is now uniform.

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