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Originally posted by Bods Bods wrote:

I've put a few things out now
 
C64 that case is fine but keys yellow
 
Shoe Phone that is yellowed all over, even insideStern Smile
 
Dino Cab Front, only yellow parts are area's not covered with bezel or CP, half shoe done in Peroxide other nothing, dino front in Peroxide too and see what happens to it all
 
Yesterday I spent 2 hours cleaning a chair seat and back, left it out in sun all day to dry, when I put it in shed last night a kind bird had shat on it so had to clean one part again today, must of seen the Tennis ball green coloured seat and thought that'll doApprove


I think the idea behind using no chemicals on the plastics it to prevent the plastics getting brittle. The peroxide will get into microscopic fractures in the plastics, and cause them to degrade.

The main takeaway from this is that we know peroxide works, but can JUST sunlight work?

Get some pictures of before!!!

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Found that when bleeching Skyway wheels back to white, it changes the plastic, people that have done it on their bikes and then selling as restored always seem to forget to mention small details like that thoughLOL
 
Just thought I'd do both, see what happens, took photo's before so will post them later
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When I read the thread title "goodbye RetrObright" I thought a member had died for a second until I noticed it was in artwork and restorations. Phew!

I'll have to give it a go, I've got nice greeny brown super famicom somewhere.
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Ive just bought a load of peroxide aswell to do a 80s sony tv i have just picked up
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Originally posted by _Matt_ _Matt_ wrote:

When I read the thread title "goodbye RetrObright" I thought a member had died for a second until I noticed it was in artwork and restorations. Phew!

LOL

In fact, I was thinking exactly the same thing.
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This is so counter intuitive, I thought it was a wind up.

But of interest, you never see white double glazing that has yellowed. Might be a different type of plastic or it could have something to do with the upvc being constantly in sunlight.. Or clouds. But you get what I mean...
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They can make UV Stabilised plastic so it doesn't change but they just don't bother
 
Thinking about 2 of the Door Bell boxes, neither have been near direct sunlight or strip light yet they have yellowed, so what does cause it
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Originally posted by Bods Bods wrote:

They can make UV Stabilised plastic so it doesn't change but they just don't bother

 

Thinking about 2 of the Door Bell boxes, neither have been near direct sunlight or strip light yet they have yellowed, so what does cause it


I think in the video he mentions that heat may be the cause of yellowing and not UV.
Can’t remember exactly what he said without watching it again though.
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My DK monitor surround's been out all day. I'll give it tomorrow as well and see if owt's happened. 

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Day 02 for my Dino bezel. Not noticed any change....


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I have 2 BBC micro cases out today. One with peroxide on, one without. Will post results later.
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I think the peroxide one will clearly go light a lot faster than the one without ;)

A real test would be two identical cases, one outside in the sun, one inside as usual.


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Originally posted by big10p big10p wrote:

Does it work on teeth?


Just hens teeth.
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Originally posted by Flinnster Flinnster wrote:

Day 02 for my Dino bezel. Not noticed any change....
 
Same here but peroxide on mine, seems to be getting whiter after 1st day
 
other items out without also
 
Maybe even different plastics that will work just in sunlight?
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Is your peroxide one in a bag then? I always fear uneven bleaching with the retr0brite way - and its only really ever a temporary fix.

Im thinking I might get my surrounds plastic dipped!
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I stuck a yellow Jpn Saturn out for 8 hours today (no chemicals)


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Looks pretty good that Andy.
Just bringing in my Dino King surround and it's gone from a 20-a-day smoker's nicotine colour to appliance white!!!

Nope.. it's exactly the same. Maybe it needs coconut oil on it or something.


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Same here Flinnster, no change to my DK surround either Ermm
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2 days in Sun only
 
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Originally posted by Shun Shun wrote:

Originally posted by Bods Bods wrote:

They can make UV Stabilised plastic so it doesn't change but they just don't bother

 

Thinking about 2 of the Door Bell boxes, neither have been near direct sunlight or strip light yet they have yellowed, so what does cause it


I think in the video he mentions that heat may be the cause of yellowing and not UV.
Can’t remember exactly what he said without watching it again though.


I think there is something in it being heat, i bought a whirlpool.bath, white plastic and from the last 2 years filling it the area the water goes on to the corner seat part first from tap has yellowed from the hot water. Partner has some shop display m&m figures, she was saying arm has yellowed a bit, pretty sure its been near radiator and old crt monitors get warm

Thanks for posting this matey, may not work on all plastics or maybe some need more time than others but big difference in my C64, thats genuinely just been in sun for 2 days, was better after one day, better still after 2
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