Voyager series Aluminum bezels



#5

I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of coating was applied to the Al bezels of the voayager series (HP 10C, HP-15C...)
It seems to be a plastic coating of some sort. Has anyone ever restored one of these that has a lot of scratches and found a suitable replacement? I am wondering if a clear paint would work, or make the bezel appear real glossy.


#6

From what I understand, its some sort of clear metal varnish.

#7

Is there any source of replacement bezels other than another calculator? I have a beat-up, but functional, HP-15C that a relative gave to me. It has his name deeply etched on the bezel so I'd like to replace it.

Britt

#8

This was discussed recently (past few months, anyway) and somone (I think David Smith but I'm not sure) described a method used in general modeling to get that kind of finish. Involved a sheet of glass and wet sandpaper.


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