How do I renew the white keys on my typewriter jeyboard?

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Over the years in storage the plastic keyboard keys which used to be white have yellowed. What can i do to renew them to their original colour. Its a smith corona galaxie 12 typewriter. Many thanks: R. Hamilton

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  • Mary H 586-662-3104 Mary H 586-662-3104 on Jun 30, 2019

    You can buy “ placemat “ like covers you can just lay right on top of your keyboard!! Amazon sells them and I believe Best Buy!! Or you could get a tooth pick and some white out.. if you have patience and a steady hand!!

  • Bijous Bijous on Jun 30, 2019

    Hi Rod. We all get a little yellow around the gills as we age. Embrace the yellowing as a sign of a well preserved yet aged device.

  • Jan Jan on Jun 30, 2019

    I bought these stickers at Amazon. I love them because I can see them easily... I am 65 and it is wonderful. I didn't get them all on exactly straight, but it is not very noticeable. I found them in many different sizes and shapes.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jun 30, 2019

    Do they come off could try soaking in straight vinegar then lay out in sun or household hydrogen peroxide--------peroxide from beauty/hair supply store( but will need to apply carefully so it doesn't remove lettering) is super strong https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feature-learn-how-whiten-your-yellowed-plastic-gadgets I have antique typewriter early 1900's w/case mint condition really nice, maybe it's best to leave them as they are I really agree with Bijous



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