Reply 18020 of 18992, by Jed118
CMB75 wrote on 2021-01-29, 06:56:
Great work, it looks amazing. Which color codes did you use? I’m still searching for the original color codes for IBM 5150/5160. The one you used looks perfect for some of my other rusty 286/386 cases.
I have used this:
for many years. I completely redid a 386 SCSI system using this paint (plug to my channel in the sig, a six-parter series, check it out!) . I used to spray the base of my LCDs for a better "retro" match for systems I sell on eBay , but I stopped doing it for tower systems because it made no sense. Desktops I'll still do it to though.
It's not an exact match, in fact, it's pretty bright compared to the plastics of the 90s, but if you get a REALLY white case (such as in the 386 SCSI videos on my channel 🤣) it's pretty good.
I painted a model F shroud with this stuff, after filling in a burned in serial code near the function keys and applying textured paint first. Only an eagle-eyed bodyman would be able to find out what I did. AFAIK the new owner in B.C. still hasn't been able to spot it.
Decades of bodywork on cars 😁
Actually, now I got myself a welder, I'm going to build a case cover for a beautiful AT case.
But tonight, I am excited about finishing this 486 SCSI system: