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Offline ag36

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Just finished restoring my first SSK
« on: Fri, 25 May 2018, 15:27:44 »
Every row of barrel frame was cracked and more then half of the rivets were fallen off when arrived from the US. I cleaned steel plate filled pitting marks with loctite rust remedy and painted with rustoleum and primer. The keyboard was modded using both screws and nut and bolts to avoid clearance issue. Top three row with m2*8 bolts and the rest with 2 x 1/4" self tapping. I was able to salvage the barrel frame with super glue, ensure the frame is curved before gluing. I placed stabilizer insert wrong for left shift and had to disassemble it two times but original blanket worked fined and every key worked at the first go. Be very careful when drilling without a drill press for screw mod as minor misalignment will cause the screws not have enough area to grip, epoxy and super glue can be used for correction.
« Last Edit: Sat, 09 June 2018, 09:42:00 by ag36 »
Model M*5, SSK*4, M13 black*1, Model F XT*1, AT*1 F107*1, Unicomp*1, 3278 *1, Leopold FC750R*2, 980M*2 FC980C*1 Filco majestouch 2 TKL*1, Cooler Master MasterKeys S PBT*1, Uniqey Q100*2, Ducky pocket*1, KBD75*2, KBD19X*2, HHKB pro 2*1, Type-S*1 Topre Realforce RGB*1, 108 all 30g*1, numpad*1, 87U*1 Dell AT101W*2, Alps64*2, V80 matias quiet click*2, Quiet liner *1, WYSE ASCII *1

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Re: Just finished restoring my first SSK
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 22:13:23 »
It looks like you did a great job with the restoration! If I did not know any better, it could pass itself off as being in a nearly-unused condition.

Offline ag36

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Re: Just finished restoring my first SSK
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 05:22:37 »
 :)
Model M*5, SSK*4, M13 black*1, Model F XT*1, AT*1 F107*1, Unicomp*1, 3278 *1, Leopold FC750R*2, 980M*2 FC980C*1 Filco majestouch 2 TKL*1, Cooler Master MasterKeys S PBT*1, Uniqey Q100*2, Ducky pocket*1, KBD75*2, KBD19X*2, HHKB pro 2*1, Type-S*1 Topre Realforce RGB*1, 108 all 30g*1, numpad*1, 87U*1 Dell AT101W*2, Alps64*2, V80 matias quiet click*2, Quiet liner *1, WYSE ASCII *1

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Re: Just finished restoring my first SSK
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 08:56:24 »
Nice job.

A cracked barrel plate is not such an issue after a bolt-mod because it can't move anyway. I have found that old-fashioned model cement (like I used for styrene airplane models in the 1960s) works well, but the new environmentally-friendly, non-sniffable kind is not any good.
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Re: Just finished restoring my first SSK
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 09:43:30 »
Nice job.

A cracked barrel plate is not such an issue after a bolt-mod because it can't move anyway. I have found that old-fashioned model cement (like I used for styrene airplane models in the 1960s) works well, but the new environmentally-friendly, non-sniffable kind is not any good.

Same issue with lead-free solder and pvc-free apple cable :)
Model M*5, SSK*4, M13 black*1, Model F XT*1, AT*1 F107*1, Unicomp*1, 3278 *1, Leopold FC750R*2, 980M*2 FC980C*1 Filco majestouch 2 TKL*1, Cooler Master MasterKeys S PBT*1, Uniqey Q100*2, Ducky pocket*1, KBD75*2, KBD19X*2, HHKB pro 2*1, Type-S*1 Topre Realforce RGB*1, 108 all 30g*1, numpad*1, 87U*1 Dell AT101W*2, Alps64*2, V80 matias quiet click*2, Quiet liner *1, WYSE ASCII *1