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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 12:38pm
Yeah, according to the video, each day that you leave the plastics outside in the sun the better the results.
I think he did a comparison on the same piece of plastic showing the difference after 1,2,3 and 4 days etc.

Just keep putting the C64 out in the sun until it looks like it just came out of the factory ??
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I used to work in a sports shop many years ago and every sunny day the owner made me pull down the window blind. It was a yellow colour and was supposed to stop the sun from fading the window display. No idea if it ever worked but made the shop look sh*t from the outside!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 1:19pm
When we moved house recently we had to chuck away a load of stuff that was sitting in the conservatory as it had faded over the five years that we had lived there. I’ve had tarpoline over my arcade machines since we’ve moved into our new house as my new arcade room is nice big Garden store/lean to/conservatory thing with a plastics roof, just in case the sun fades the machines. I’m currently working on a way to cover them from the sun.
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16 hours in the sun (no chemicals)

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Day 3. Yellowy brown like a rubber duck dipped in nicotine.


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ANDYC, that saturn looks very well now!
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Originally posted by Sbdesign Sbdesign wrote:

ANDYC, that saturn looks very well now!


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Yeah that Saturn looks great!



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The plastic side panel on my bath is interesting. It's ment to be white and the sun can never shine directly on it yet it has yellowed on a section to the left and a section to the right but the middle has remained white.

The only thing I can think of is that the suns reflection from the tiles and the toilet has caused it? It can't be heat as the middle of the panel is still white. There is also a part of the right hand side yellow section in a clear line that has remained white as it is shaded from the posibility of reflected light by a shelf.

I've put a couple of things out on the shed roof so I'll see how they get on.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LewisGamer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 9:47pm
I wonder if I’ll be able to identify UKVACers houses by spotting gardens littered with yellowish white out of date consumer electronics scattered in gardens across the UK on google maps...
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Here we go!

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Looking good, I stuck some snes shells out and the sun hasn't been seen since. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zipper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 4:09pm
Interesting. A few years ago I had a NAC in my conservatory with a very yellow speaker shroud....  I remember moving an ashtray from it, and it left a perfect circle that was a lot more yellow underneath. It evened out over the next few days.
I didn't really think much of it. It never went back to white... but definitely whiter. Similar to Lewisgamer's results with the SNES. 
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Really interesting video, I will have to dig out a couple of my super yellow snes's
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I’m so going to have to try this. My NES looks like it’s been accompanied in its storage box by chain smoking pixies. My SNES is US, so was beyond saving in the looks department from day one :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LewisGamer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 8:50pm
No before, but this was on my counter by a window for a week. Didn’t even go outside. So all you have to do is chuck it next to a window that the sun shines through throughout the day.

The keys were terrible, now looking fantastic! So there you go, you don’t even have to put it outside!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LewisGamer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2019 at 4:18pm
Ok!

I’ve had my Naomi surround out in the back for 2 weeks!
Not had much sun, but it’s looking so much better.
The inside is still as yellow as the whole surround was, as it hasn’t been pointed at the sun.
The Naomi was as yellow as that all over!


See how it looks on the side that has been in the sun!
Loads better!
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You can see the original colour on the bottom of the surround where it goes under the control panel. One more week of decent sun, and I think it will be back to the original colour. :)

Edited by LewisGamer - 22 Jun 2019 at 4:21pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bods Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2019 at 4:46pm
Its great you dont have to mess about with anything now just put in sun and leave it, when we have some that is. Nice results so far guys

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is it right in saying:

if you are impatient you can use peroxide/sun (the old retrobrite way) to get faster results (at a cost perhaps  ... ie. peroxide may not be good for the plastic or give uneven results etc)

and if you are patient, just use the sun only ---  it will take longer but you will(?) eventually get the same results as if you went with the peroxide method

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