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April 23rd, 2017, 11:36 PM

I have very recently acquired an impressive set of hardware, which including IBM XT 5160 along with IBM 5153 CGA monitor and silver-label model M keyboard.

After initial cleaning and some fiddling with drive bay the machine looks like this:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii603/tikoellner/20170416_180552_zpspny2xbsn.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/tikoellner/media/20170416_180552_zpspny2xbsn.jpg.html)

I am overally satisified with the cosmetics - the computer looks quite fresh. I think, however, that there is something to be done to even improve the way it looks.

The issue that concerns me most is are the yellow spots on the plastic parts (both computer and monitor) which are there result of paint peeling off. The plastic underneath seems to be yellow.

I obviously don't want to get the whole case painted, but I thought some of you might have experience with touch-up techniques. I suppose some very thin brush and modelling paint could give me the best results. I don't actually know what colour would best fit the case.

Any advice would be most welcome.