I just got a IIe Enhanced, the one with the numeric keypad on the side, 2 matchign 5.25 drives, and a monitor.
It was smoke damaged happendd a long time ago. It has been sitting a long time in storage. The person I get it from did some minor cleaning out side. They also booted it and it still works! But the black soot seems to have gone into the plastic color. It can't be wipped off now.
When I got it, i tore it down, and washed all the plaric parts. But little of the black went a way. I did some scrubbing with one of these magic eraser sponges, and that helped a bit. But it also took off some of the "Apple IIe" printing, and color from the FD logo. Plus it was a lot of work. I also tried to retro-brite with my proven method, the FD front case. There was little change in the black/gray damaged areas.
I think these IIe's were painted. Yes/No ?? If yes, than it might be easieast to just repaint them all. If there an official paint number?
Any other suggestions.
PS the system still boots! I soap and water washed the MB, cards, and keyboard. They still work.
Except the keyboard. The Option, Reset, H, S,I T, R-Shift keys do not work. I put in some electonics cleaner and got the S,I T, R-Shift key to work. Suggestions on the others? As it is now I can't start the internal selft test.