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

Rod Hamilton
by Rod Hamilton

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

  4 answers
  • 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.

  • 34354174 34354174 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 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