[Photos] IBM Model F AT restoration

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Time for a classic snacks resto project, I'm thinking!

Should go all out with alt + ANSI mod!
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Interesting stickers on it, the one with the faded red "WARNING" text also reads: "BOEING LIMITED PROPRIETARY information must be properly controlled."
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I got all the stickers off and the top case cleaned up super nice.

The feet were a little bit yellow so I decided to put them in some peroxide. We'll see if those can be restored as well.

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The feet brightened up a little bit. The color at least looks less ancient now.

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The foam on the keyboard has turned to sticky mush. It was a pain to get all the remnants off of the barrels. That stuff likes to stick to everything.

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Anyone know where I can get some good replacement foam?
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I used the standard craft foam they got at Micheal's although it was very difficult compressing it enough to slide the plates back together.
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