Inside The Case, Before Polishing.

Inside The Case, Before Polishing.

Normally I just wipe inside the case with a lint free cloth and brush the dust from the hard to reach places with a paint brush, but I had an Idea and decided to experiment. The inside of the case is coated with a metal oxide to help stop interference, over time the metal gets tarnished and becomes dull. So I decided to polish it with some metal polish. I used a lint free wipe to apply the polish and another to buff it up.

This is the case before I started polishing.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-12 13:29:26

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Polishing Inside The Case

Polishing Inside The Case

Normally I just wipe inside the case with a lint free cloth and brush the dust from the hard to reach places with a paint brush, but I had an Idea and decided to experiment. The inside of the case is coated with a metal oxide to help stop interference, over time the metal gets tarnished and becomes dull. So I decided to polish it with some metal polish. I used a lint free wipe to apply the polish and another to buff it up.

This is the case during polishing, pictured is a area un-polished so you can see the difference.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-12 13:31:14

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Motorola 68000 , 68k , Plus , Retro , Restore , Overhaul , Clean , Take apart , Refurbish , Polished , Vintage , Old

Polishing Inside The Case

Polishing Inside The Case

Normally I just wipe inside the case with a lint free cloth and brush the dust from the hard to reach places with a paint brush, but I had an Idea and decided to experiment. The inside of the case is coated with a metal oxide to help stop interference, over time the metal gets tarnished and becomes dull. So I decided to polish it with some metal polish. I used a lint free wipe to apply the polish and another to buff it up.

This is the case during polishing, pictured is a area with the polish applied.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-12 13:32:05

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Macintosh LCIII Logic Board After Cleaning

Macintosh LCIII Logic Board After Cleaning

The board now looks band new again, the spillage and dust have all gone,

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-07-16 22:01:26

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Polishing Inside The Case

Polishing Inside The Case

Normally I just wipe inside the case with a lint free cloth and brush the dust from the hard to reach places with a paint brush, but I had an Idea and decided to experiment. The inside of the case is coated with a metal oxide to help stop interference, over time the metal gets tarnished and becomes dull. So I decided to polish it with some metal polish. I used a lint free wipe to apply the polish and another to buff it up.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-12 13:33:42

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Motorola 68000 , 68k , Plus , Retro , Restore , Overhaul , Clean , Take apart , Refurbish , Polished , Vintage , Old

Inside The Macintosh LC Before Cleaning

Inside The Macintosh LC Before Cleaning

It has kept very clean inside, just a light coating of dust.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2011-01-03 15:58:51

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LC III Fan Before Cleaning

LC III Fan Before Cleaning

Fifteen or so years of dust, stuck up by the cooling fan. The problem with fans is they work like little Hovers.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-07-12 18:37:28

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Inside The Macintosh LC Before Cleaning

Inside The Macintosh LC Before Cleaning

It has kept very clean inside, just a light coating of dust.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2011-01-03 15:59:00

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Cleaned Heatsink

Cleaned Heatsink

Believe it or not, I spent about 20 minutes dusting this off.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-01 21:31:03

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Mac Pro Cleaned and Ready to Reassemble

Mac Pro Cleaned and Ready to Reassemble

I removed the dust with brushes and a air duster.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2011-03-17 19:49:06

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