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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #50 on: 22:03, 08 May 15 »
Yup, that's what I use too. You can even get it on Amazon (for twice the price) if it's not available in your country.

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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #51 on: 22:04, 08 May 15 »
Now I just need a how to "remove the keys from your 6128" guide

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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #52 on: 22:08, 08 May 15 »
Slide a flat rigid piece of plastic (plastic knife) under each key and gently lever them off.

However, I'm not sure what effect Retrobrite would have on coloured plastic, it's also a bleaching process, so it may give very strange results. It's only really been tried on biege/white plastic up to now as far as I know.

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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #53 on: 22:13, 08 May 15 »
LoL. Sure. Superdrug : Jerome Russell Bblonde 40 vol 12% peroxide. £1.69 for 75ml. Or Morrison's £1.89.

Use exact same as retrobrite.



Thanks. I'll try that  :D
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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #54 on: 22:14, 08 May 15 »
Yea Bryce I thought the keys were supposes to be grey? Mine are dark yellow/ brownish.

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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #55 on: 22:32, 08 May 15 »
Ah, it's a 6128. I'm confusing threads :D In another thread someone had just mentioned a 464 with off-colour keys.

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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #56 on: 22:47, 24 May 15 »
♣♣ Just a little off topic here ♣♣


So, after some days of sun and some hours of restoration i finally finished my CPC 464 job !!


Here it's the original condition when i received the computer at home:


Please pay attention to the keys condition specially the blue ones..















The initiation of treatment with "retrobright" or hair cream peroxide 40 Vol:










The original metal keyboard support had a lot of rust so I tried sanding and painted with matt black.


After cleaning each individual key here it's the final result and look the blue keys difference !


My phone camera is only 2MP so the quality isn't very good but the key color now looks AWESOME !

Like new !!




































♥♥♥ AWESOME ♥♥♥
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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #57 on: 22:50, 24 May 15 »
Looks real nice however I don't believe its the sun that does it, I put all my 6128 key caps into a plastic tub after painting and left in a warm pan for 4 hrs and got this... 



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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #58 on: 22:59, 24 May 15 »
Are you sure you didn't cheat and use a time machine to go back to 1985?
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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #59 on: 23:14, 24 May 15 »
I may have to do this with my 464 too!  And my Amiga 1200.   To have them looking all shiny brand new again would be awesome. :)
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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #60 on: 23:17, 24 May 15 »
Forget retrobright Bblonde 40 vol 12% off the shelf £1.68 a bottle

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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #61 on: 23:23, 24 May 15 »
Forget retrobright Bblonde 40 vol 12% off the shelf £1.68 a bottle


Indeed. Here's my recent write up.


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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #62 on: 23:39, 24 May 15 »
You need to change it, its 40 VOL (that's the thickness) and 12% hydrogen peroxide.

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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #63 on: 23:45, 24 May 15 »
AWESOME PEOPLE !  ;D



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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #64 on: 19:00, 07 June 15 »
Yup, that's what I use too. You can even get it on Amazon (for twice the price) if it's not available in your country.

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It's *impossible* for it to not be available in some country. Maybe a different brand name, but even if it's not sold at the super market you can *always* walk into a beauty/hair salon and off you go with 2L of the stuff.

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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #65 on: 10:36, 08 June 15 »

It's *impossible* for it to not be available in some country. Maybe a different brand name, but even if it's not sold at the super market you can *always* walk into a beauty/hair salon and off you go with 2L of the stuff.

The Bblonde stuff isn't just a bottle peroxide. It's ready mixed Retrobrite with all the right ingredients mixed for you. There may be equivalents in other countries, but I haven't found anything close enough yet.

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Agree with Bryce, Bblonde is fantastic, cheap and readily available in Superdrug, morisons, boots, suoersavers to name a few.

I bought 1 small bottle for £1.69 and did my entire 6128 keyboard.

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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #67 on: 12:06, 08 June 15 »
The Bblonde stuff isn't just a bottle peroxide. It's ready mixed Retrobrite with all the right ingredients mixed for you. There may be equivalents in other countries, but I haven't found anything close enough yet.

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From what I had asked a hairdresser a long time ago (what one does for retro machines...:D ) the blonding (is that a word?) stuff they use nowadays are not just peroxide, indeed they're a mix of stuff including (of course) peroxide. No idea about the specifics though, to be honest. What else does Bblonde has?

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Re: CPC 464 SCART Cable doubts
« Reply #68 on: 12:42, 08 June 15 »

From what I had asked a hairdresser a long time ago (what one does for retro machines... :D ) the blonding (is that a word?) stuff they use nowadays are not just peroxide, indeed they're a mix of stuff including (of course) peroxide. No idea about the specifics though, to be honest. What else does Bblonde has?


A gelling agent which makes it easy to paint on.
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Sounds about right...