KS vs. C64C Case Color

I just bought two beige colored Kickstarter cases from Ebay. I guess, Dallas Moore (the guy who stumbled across the original molds of the Commodore 64C case and decided to make a few batches), made a few extras that he is now selling through his shop on Ebay. I bought a couple of them as I have a few short board PCBs which could use some nice new original looking cases. Buying new cases are soooo much easier than retro-briting old miscolored cases. I know, call me lazy… However, it is hard to see the exact color of the cases on the internet, so here is a small color comparison between the beige Kickstarter case and the original Commodore 64C case. My Assy 250469 Rev. 4 machine serves as the ‘Commodore 64C Golden Standard Color’ as this machine has almost no discoloring or yellowing.

As evident from the images, the Kickstarter case is a little lighter than the original.

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It is quite hard to distinguish the color difference between the two cases. The biggest difference is that the original case is more greyish, while the Kickstarter case is more whitish. I guess it is a matter of personal taste whether or not the new cases are too light colored. I like the color though and they will be containing some of my preserved original short board PCBs.

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