With the panels off, I sanded down their crinkle paint and applied a couple of coats of Rustoleum Candy Pink. A big plus to the finished product, in my opinion, was the ability to take the "Royal" and "Quiet De Luxe" badges off while repainting the panels.
I have to say I was really impressed with the build of this Royal. It looked solid and majestic even with the panels off.
I have not actually had my eyes on an original pink Royal but I think this one comes pretty close!
This was a really enjoyable project that I would recommend to anyone with just a bit of patience. As you can see, my appreciation of the Royal portable has increased!
I was really pleased to see what Ted Munk has done to part of his Typewriter Database. When looking up my Royal, I noticed that he has added photos to the serial number timeline for Royals. What a neat way to look up your machine and see it's place in history!
|Sample from The Typewriter Database|