Paint JObs (was Re: Restoration of Discolored Plastic)

From: James Willing <>
Date: Thu Jun 29 23:23:24 2000

At 02:01 PM 6/29/00 -0700, Zane Healy wrote:
>R. D. Davis wrote:
>> On Thu, 29 Jun 2000, William Donzelli wrote:
>> > Probably the best solution (and if you think about it, the most
>> > is to cover it with a very light coat of paint (something not too
>> > aggressive).
>> Ok, something subtle like the way that doodlebugs (VW Beetles) were
>> sometimes decorated in the 1960s and 1970s? Also, how about black
>> backgrounds with flourescent dragons, faeries, crystal-balls, trees,
>> unicorns, streams, waterfalls, horses, etc. painted on them? Hmmm, my
>> collection would look rather neat that way. Does anyone know an
>> artist who's into painting computers? :-)
>You know.... I don't know if you're jokeing or not, but.... That could be
>pretty cool :^) Maybe not for something like my PDP-11/44 mind you
>(although I kind of like that idea), but it would definitly be a cool idea
>for a large PC tower case :^)

Keeping in mind, that (at least in the past) if you paid IBM enough, you
could get a mainframe done in just about any color scheme that you wanted.

I have to think that the wildest one that I personally experienced, was at
a Ralston Purina (feed) plant. And yes, as you might guess (or fear) the
entire system was painted in red and white checkerboard.

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