This orange TI is awesome! Looks like something from 1965-1974 era. Details please on how to best paint the beige away.
Sanding? Primer? Special plastic paint?
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I used Rust-Oleum Painters Touch 2X "Real Orange" and "Satin Clear" spray paint. I disassembled the console. I only painted the top bezel. I removed the cartridge cover bracket. Using a hair dryer, I heated up the logo sticker on the top and removed it using a small plastic screwdriver (this worked well and I would have re-used it but it had a scratch on it, so I printed a new one on photo paper, laminated it, then cut it to fit. I used double-sided tape to reattach). I cleaned the top bezel using dish soap and warm water, then rinsed with warm water. After it had dried, I took a cotton ball with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and rubbed the entire top bezel (over and under). I then painted the top bezel, doing a very thin coat. I let it dry for 1 hour, then did a second thin coat. After another hour, I did a third thin coat. I held the can about 8" from the top bezel and would start spraying and stop spraying in the air away from the top bezel, then using a sweeping motion from side to side taking care to paint evenly. I let it dry for 24 Hours and then did the same process to the underside of the top bezel. I then let the top bezel dry for 48 Hours. After that, I sprayed the clear coat using the same process (3 thin coats) on the top bezel, top side only (not the underside). I did not use primer as it was integrated into the paint. I did not sand between coats (I would have if something had gotten into the wet paint). After 48 hours, I reassembled the console!
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I made the TI-99/4A on the label green to compliment the orange color. I also filled in the line on the power switch using a green crayon.