Silver Top

the vintage bodgy clean up job
the vintage bodgy clean up job

Silver Topsilver top1Some acrylic silver paint in the gaps on the name badge, applied with a tiny brush. Any mistakes can be easily removed with a tooth-pick.

first round of polishing on the ribbon cover
first round of polishing on the ribbon cover

5 thoughts on “Silver Top

  1. I have one of these I need to strip down too, I bet it’d look pretty cool as a Silver Surfer:

    BTW: “Silver Surfer” is an early typospherian term for a machine stripped to bare metal and left that way. It was a pretty popular option for awhile..

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the look of the silver ribbon cover. I have been contemplating creating a two-tone Super 5 and you have convinced me that Silver is the way to go. It compliments the other colors on the machine so well. Of course, this totally works against original design theory of the manufacturer who painted the drab crinkle paint colors so as not to distract the typist’s eyes. But what a great distraction on yours!

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