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#26 Airshack OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:32 PM

 
Project #2 is going well!  Console is working (easy fix - the switch cover was not seated on the switch) and now is painted. I am awaiting an F18A to become available. 
 
attachicon.gifOrange TI99 01.JPG
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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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Edited by Airshack, Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:32 PM.


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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:01 PM

It's probably the only TI here on AtariAge that most closely resembles the original TI black & orange cartridge labels!   :grin:  :thumbsup:



#28 twoodland OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:16 PM

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.



#29 Airshack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:03 PM

Perfectly detailed response. I’ve saved this message for a future De-Beige-ing.


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#30 TI99_IN_TX OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:35 PM

Hello Hello, fairly New 99er here. I've recently bought a few machines and repaired and restored some of them to working condition. I recently purchased a large lot of cassette tape programs and will be recording them and archiving them for people to download and try out on their machines. There isn't a very large library of cassette programs online and I figured this would be a good winter project of TI-99 Program Archiving. Please feel free to contact me if you have interest in a project like this.

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#31 Opry99er ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:37 PM

Cool!!!

#32 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:57 PM

Hello Hello, fairly New 99er here. I've recently bought a few machines and repaired and restored some of them to working condition. I recently purchased a large lot of cassette tape programs and will be recording them and archiving them for people to download and try out on their machines. There isn't a very large library of cassette programs online and I figured this would be a good winter project of TI-99 Program Archiving. Please feel free to contact me if you have interest in a project like this.

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before you make too much effort look at http://ftp.whtech.com/Cassettes

and make sure they aren't already there.. and I'm happy to upload anything new you come up with that's not there. 

 

Greg



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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:43 PM

Nice thing about those WAV files is that you can load them up in JS99'er if you do not have a real TI.  If you do have have a real TI you can load them up, see if you like them, and if you do, save them as a DSK image on your PC then you can transfer the program to your TI using various methods.

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#34 FarmerPotato OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 8:05 AM

before you make too much effort look at http://ftp.whtech.com/Cassettes

and make sure they aren't already there.. and I'm happy to upload anything new you come up with that's not there. 

 

Greg

I never looked in the Cassettes directory before. Under Mini Memory it looks like it contains copies of the LINES demo?

I find myself in need of the Mini Memory Line by Line Assembler cassette. Recently I have been hand entering machine code into Easy Bug.

If someone could add the wav file I could really use it.

http://ftp.whtech.co...es/Mini_Memory/



#35 pjduplooy ONLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 8:20 AM

Hi

 

Contains both a dsk image and a wav file.  Works in js99er

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