Commodore SX-64 Restoration Recommendations

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by CheatingSoi, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. CheatingSoi

    CheatingSoi Graphic Designer

    Apr 4, 2007
    United States
    I just purchased a Commodore SX-64 from my local game shop. It was kind of an impulse buy because it was so darned cheap and after looking up the prices these things go for on eBay, I couldn't resist. It works, the only problem is that it's in pretty terrible cosmetic condition. I was wondering if anybody knows what I can do for this particular system to clean it up. The main thing I want to do, is paint it. But before I do that, I need to know how to remove the current paint. I am also not 100% certain how to take it apart. I couldn't find a guide online so I just tried to figure it out myself. I was able to get the top panel off easily, but not the bottom. The inside is very very dusty and covered in webs, however, it looks more complicated inside than anything I've ever worked on, plus I am very scared handle the build in CRT as I know those can be dangerous. If I can get away with just blowing some compressed air and taking off the panels and painting them, then that's what I would like to do. I just don't even know where to begin.
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