I got myself a neat project a while back and I've been working a bit diligently restoring an IBM ThinkPad 380XD and a Logitech MX510!
Pic of the setup: https://imgur.com/a/ZqOX4Rj
I've already installed an SSD on the laptop and cleaned the gunk on the mouse so it works, and both work flawlessly, so now I'm focusing on restoring the cosmetic aspect of both and could use some help:
- ThinkPad: The finish in the keyboard rest was scuffed and damaged with gunk beyond repair, so I used WD40 to remove the gunk, and now I'm working hard to remove the finish from the rest - There's a regular plastic layer that looks way better than the top finish nowadays but it's taking me a long time to remove. Do you know or have dealt with anything like this? Any tips to do this faster? I'm using cleaning wipes at the moment for this.
- MX510: The sides already went shiny (as it is common with mice from that era/style) and there are lots of surface scuffs on the sides. Do you know if there is any solution that can smooth out these scuffs? I was thinking on using acetone and wiping it really fast, but I'm quite scared of doing this haha!
Any tips are appreciated!