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Is the color of the Apple II cases (not GS) the same across the years? [message #341727] Sat, 15 April 2017 22:05 Go to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Matthew Power

If I mixed paint to touch-up a IIe case, would it match a 1977 case? Or a II+ case?
Re: Is the color of the Apple II cases (not GS) the same across the years? [message #341796 is a reply to message #341727] Sun, 16 April 2017 18:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: James Davis

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:05:03 PM UTC-7, Matthew Power wrote:
> If I mixed paint to touch-up a IIe case, would it match a 1977 case? Or a II+ case?

Hi MP,

I just replied to you privately, accidentally! I meant to reply to you publically, so maybe you can post my reply here, as part of your public response.

James Davis
Re: Is the color of the Apple II cases (not GS) the same across the years? [message #341852 is a reply to message #341796] Mon, 17 April 2017 08:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Matthew Power

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If you are mixing the paints yourself, you should eventually be able to match the color.

If you take the case you want to touch up to a paint store, they should be able to match the color with their color analyzer immediately and mix up a small amount of paint for you.

"Is the color of the Apple II cases (not GS) the same across the years?"

No, the paint color never stays the same. Every batch is slightly different. Paint colors fade. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

I believe that my original Apple II Plus was slightly darker than my Apple IIe computers are. And, the Platinum or Extended Keyboard Apple IIe is definitely lighter and whiter, more like the Apple IIgs, IIc, Macintosh, and later Apple computers.

Yours truly,

James Davis
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Thanks, it's hard to tell from photos, but yes is does seem the IIe is slightly lighter.

Matt
Re: Is the color of the Apple II cases (not GS) the same across the years? [message #341882 is a reply to message #341727] Mon, 17 April 2017 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Leeland Heins

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:05:03 PM UTC-5, Matthew Power wrote:
> If I mixed paint to touch-up a IIe case, would it match a 1977 case? Or a II+ case?

Most Apple ][ cases change color over the years, a lot of it due to exposure to UV and/or environment (cigarette smoke seems to drastically accellerate yellowing). I have a couple of //e units that the case color varies from one part to another and you can see where the monitor on top shielded it from exposure to UV. Also the //e came in two distinct colors in different years... the early ones which are beige like a ][+ and the later ones which are "Platinum" more like a IIgs.
Re: Is the color of the Apple II cases (not GS) the same across the years? [message #341938 is a reply to message #341852] Mon, 17 April 2017 22:34 Go to previous message
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Originally posted by: James Davis

On Monday, April 17, 2017 at 5:44:35 AM UTC-7, Matthew Power wrote:
> **********************************************
> If you are mixing the paints yourself, you should eventually be able to match the color.
>
> If you take the case you want to touch up to a paint store, they should be able to match the color with their color analyzer immediately and mix up a small amount of paint for you.
>
> "Is the color of the Apple II cases (not GS) the same across the years?"
>
> No, the paint color never stays the same. Every batch is slightly different. Paint colors fade. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
>
> I believe that my original Apple II Plus was slightly darker than my Apple IIe computers are. And, the Platinum or Extended Keyboard Apple IIe is definitely lighter and whiter, more like the Apple IIgs, IIc, Macintosh, and later Apple computers.
>
> Yours truly,
>
> James Davis
> **********************************************
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> Thanks, it's hard to tell from photos, but yes is does seem the IIe is slightly lighter.
>
> Matt

Hi Matt,

Thanks for posting that.

Also, I would like to say that I have seen some Apple II computer cases, that have been personalized by artists, that don't look anything like the original color. If you clean the case with soap and water and rinse and dry it well, you can spray paint it what ever colors you like. Just, don't forget to mask off the Apple II logo. You can also use magic markers to draw and color your own art on it. You can also silk-screen them. And, camouflage them. Or cover them with stickers (papiermache them).

Yours truly,

James Davis
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