Just posting a quite note that I recently purchased another Fluke 87 from eBay, this time at a more rational price of $75, with a fading display. With the wonderful help of Mr. Modemhead’s detailed explanation, I was able to get the screen back to factory quality, and the unit looks brand new!
Also cleaned up the yellow rubber boot with another page he published here. Meter looks brand new, took me maybe 25 minutes to do the screen repair. I’m pretty darn happy. I now have a Fluke 8060a, 87, and 189… I’m not sure they’re all considered the same family, but that’s how I’m going to look at it. =)