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You rinsed the board with a water hose...............wait
10:51 I give you a 7.8
7:37 if you listen closely you can hear the gta san andreas camera zoom sound
Hello my 8-bit guy one question can you just print the keys and missing parts and broken parts or not?
I don’t know if it’s necessarily ironic but it is funny that you had to use brake cleaner, as it was probably a mechanics.
That’s why oil is such a good lubricant in engines. It gets into every nook cranny and crevice.
That thing looks like it has been in a flood...
Wait I thought water broke electronics not fix them
As long as there's no power while the electronics are wet, it won't hurt it. That's why it should be fully dried before adding power unless you want damaged electronics :/
Wax on wax off
I think i might know what was going on with all of this oil & corrosion... You see, I know someone who told me that, back in the day, he modded these machines. One of the methods he used to cool the modded parts was to submerge them in mineral oil (!). He showed me pictures of hardware he did that to and they looked exactly like this Board & RF-shield. I'm not sure if this is what happened here, but I thought I'd just tell you, because, as I said, they look exactly like your Vic-20.
You need a baking soda blaster for cleaning like this! I think that could have saved a lot of time and there are some small affordable options out there!
I can give you an advice about cleanening and whitening plastic covers. Low foam Clothes washing machine soap is great. Leting it soak for a while and then scrubbing. Works great. And if you need extra scrubbing you use powder form of the soap. Also for oil stains... Soak it in oil based engine cleaner... Not alcaline for it corrodes plastic.
Use a sponge with your chemicals to remove unwanted dirt from textured plastic, it help a lot
Someone submerged it into oily water
Wow its so satisfying to watch
This restoration is AMAZING and all, but here's my biggest question. Why spend all this time and effort trying to restore a Vic 20 that's too far gone when you can easily purchase a nicer one (maybe in working condition) for about $50 on eBay? I understand if a Vic 20 in nice condition went for $500 or something, but nicer examples are out there for cheap.
Did the seller get this from the bottom of a river
or mby more like sewage
eww this is the most worst VIC-20 I ve have seen but is relly relly groose
My mind started worrying how am I going to put this back together when there are so many parts!? Then I remembered I'm not the one doing it.
Did part 2 ever happen?
Just a suggestion for future reference, if you have another computer full of oil, I would try Gunk Original Engine Cleaner. It's for removing oil and dirt much like what was on this.
Sand paper the case it will turn to it's original color
well atleast its a mechanical keyboard
I live in Azle and for some reason I was really happy when I saw it in the map.
I know I am a year late, but a solution of dish soap and water is a great solution for oil. I would have soaked everything in soapy water first then gone through the rest of your list. At the very least, dish soap and water would have gotten the majority of oil off of everything right off the bat. Also, brake cleaner is probably the scariest thing to use around plastics and rubber.
This computer is America’s favourite
Your arm hurts from waxing off? Lol great video 👍
8-bit guy watches rick and morty
That dark stuff is what we mechanics call varnish. It is nasty nasty stuff, and removing it requires chemicals that would likely harm plastic. No fun!
Dawn dishwashing soap
Use paint stripper and scotch brite... every machine restorer uses that - you would not believe how much cooked on old oil there is on a 70 year old mill.
it reminds me modern art
These videos are so fucking addicting
I always put dirty plastic parts like these into the dishwasher :)
What do you usually use to clean the ancient plastic of a computer, calculator etc?
For black plastic to get a deep black again I’ve seen some people put them in the oven to bake out the oil so it has that dark black again
For oil covered things use oven cleaner, that’s what I use!
Yeah man, metallic dust. Imagine breathing that for 30 years. Never again.
I would love to see that RF shield be sandblasted.
When is part 2 coming out
the potassyum man it’s already out ruclip.com/video/_rjjCkcXknE/video.html
17:48 anyone else hear that?
Lectramotive is a GOD SEND. I use that $*** on everything. Makes your skin feel weird though.
I used to work in a plant that made French fries. I had some old IBM xt computers that co-existed with the fryer. They would totally end up looking like this. I made the mistake of trying to clean the inside once and it literally seemed that the grease was making connections to the ground plane.
how do you manage to wash the motherboard with water without breaking it?
"Soft Scrub" was used a lot to clean dirty computers.
Ever tried hydrochloric acid?
I'll give you my keyboard and you can restore it!
VIC-20 Resident 7 Edition
Use brake cleaner. It´s work better vor oil.
How often do you update your tetanus shots?
How about to have a decent work table with rubbermat? Then use rubber gloves. After that use hot water about 60-70 Celsius, vinegar and alcohol mixture. There is the finnish with dirty plastic parts.
acetone mixed with kerosene.
Ah Canton, home of flea markets and high school band competitions.
wht didny u restor the comidor 64 it was in better condition thand the vic 20
during the intro he stutter's is he cold or something
The back of the board is fine by the looks like of it
it made a bit of a .... dEnTTTTttT
I like computers and your channel and your restoration series #positive comment
German captions: Hello ant to welcome to the 8 Bit guyMe: WHAT DA GRAMMAR
Any time i see one of these videos with the somber music and dirty cases I always think the computers wouldn't look out of place managing systems in a mad - max post - apocalyptic world.Just a thought.
i got a Commodore 64 in mint condition :) along with external drive and color ribbon printer.
Gasoline. A quick douse+toothbrush scrub with gasoline (not too much tho') will clean polystyrene in no time at all. You have to clean it off right away but it will remove oil lickety-split. Then you clean it and brite it.
maybe you should've just used sandpaper and carefully sand the entire thing. It brings out the original color and you could even polish it if you want it to look really good, as opposed to "not *as* old"
If he is worn out from 3 hours of scrubbing then he's weak af and has zero muscle on his body
I like how often you say "on the bright side". Don't stop doing that, it makes the video feel really optimistic. Thanks for saving this old Commodore!
I like soaking plastics in Simple Green for a couple of hours, works great! Dawn is great too as someone else has mentioned :)
Looks like it got left in a pond on judgement day.
0:48 He decided to pick it up and see if i would consider trying to restore this thing.(laughs nervously)
POWER WASHER!!!!!!!!!!!! Also oven cleaner from sams mixed with water. Let it soak over night and all that shit will be gone. So will the labels though so remove those first.
you should have just used degeaser the a warm detegent bath
This is my favorite video I want to see more of these extreme restorations
If you want to make the plastic black again instead of faded, maybe try using an auto product Meguiar's Ultimate Black or Mothers Back to Black, I think that could do the trick.
10:43 To be honest, I'm sitting here focusing on the birds more than the video itself because the weather is just clearing up out here in Minnesota ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ You lucky Texans!
purple power works lol
Cleaning this computer is a great example of "like dissolves like".
Lmao his hairline
How much would a sealed never opened vic20 get ? Found one in our basement and was curious
0:40 Knockoff Wii! (wü)
You, sir, are very brave for tackling something like this
Mean green from the dollar store works wonders on stuff like this.
Shop dust is this thick shit that is made up of saw dust, metal dust, smoke, fumes, horrible smells, and fine metal from welding, plasma cutting, brazing, cutting torch use, angle or bench grinding.
These old machines had no moving parts , also worked at very low temperatures
The Commodore 64 kicked its ass
That thing is nasty - I got 2 VIC 20's for £10 ($13) they are in way better condition than that disgusting thing.
This video brings back memories of me cleaning my grandma's toilet. :-(
Me: OK Google. Siri: that's like comparing apples and we'll not apples. Me: :-(
Suprised you didn’t get your door broken down by the US Military while making this
Have you ever used CLR cleaner for these kind of projects?
I would just dust it of and spray paint it white🤣🤣
btw do you have a discussion forum for discussing a modular 8 bit computer similar to something like the rc2014 z80 backplane?i have some ideas, especial regarding compatibility with c64 and atari 2600 etc.
cif kitchen cleaner and a brush?
You are keeping track of your screws now, right?
I wonder if sand paper would've worked on that corrosion on the plastic
"Don't want this thing touching any of my towels" Paper towels work wonders.
There's an old saying in chemistry: "Like dissolves like." In other words, things that are chemically similar tend to dissolve in each other. WD-40, being made up of a lightweight hydrocarbon solvent and a lubricating oil, is actually a really good tool for the job here. It might run counter to our intuition, but the world doesn't always behave according to that!Something I'd like to see you try in your next side-by-side Retrobrite experiment is Gojo hand cleaner. It contains pumice, which might make it a good choice for this sort of thing.
It looks like it survived nuclear war
I never got past the first 10 seconds of the video.There's just something so relentlessly cheerful and optimistic about that little intro tune!I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with the restoration at all. I was just so caught up in the cheery little tune that I never got that far!