I thought I'd share my attempt at restoring the white logo on the ZX Spectrum. The ZX speccy logo on the 16k and 48k plastic cases can get very worn and faded over the decades.. it has been over 30 years since the lauch of this little machine after all!
|fig. 1 - faded :(|
I had some good results, or at least not bad results, using dryish acrylic paint on tightly rolled up kitchen roll held together with tight rubber bands. This acts like a "stamping" tool, and the paint being slightly dry.
- Paper towel, kitchen roll will do
- Elastic bands
- Fine grit sandpaper or fine grit nail file
- Acrylic paint, white
- Masking tape
- Isopropyl alcohol and a toothpick if things go sideways
- Steady hands!
|fig. 2 - mask off area and sand carefully|
|Fig. 3 - the "stamp"|