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Old 09-18-2016, 08:23 PM   #21
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Default Re: Removing "Yellowing" From Beige Case Plastics

Some people had mixed results with Retr0bright, with the yellowing coming back in the same places (e.g. the square where the brand name logo once was remains white but the rest of the case goes back to yellow). It will be interesting to see that case in a few months or years to see if it's still white.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:58 PM   #22
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Some people had mixed results with Retr0bright, with the yellowing coming back in the same places (e.g. the square where the brand name logo once was remains white but the rest of the case goes back to yellow). It will be interesting to see that case in a few months or years to see if it's still white.
This isn't retr0brite....but I imagine that is possible regardless, as retr0brite works on the same principle as sodium carbonate cleaners. Some of these were done over a month ago, it hasn't degraded any yet....but yellowing occurring again in a few years, I would say its very possible. I've read that a clearcoat stops it from happening again....but I'm not going through all that.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:40 AM   #23
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Default Re: Removing "Yellowing" From Beige Case Plastics

you didnt change the plastic, so it will go again.

it may be possible to spray the plastic with a laq that contains a UV blocker, but it will probably effect the finish of the plastic.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:00 AM   #24
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you didnt change the plastic, so it will go again.

it may be possible to spray the plastic with a laq that contains a UV blocker, but it will probably effect the finish of the plastic.
I have no doubt. Time is the question, how long...and environment. If they're in a low UV environment, the process will be slow to nill. The enlight case shown in this thread was actually my stepdad's. It sat on his desk right in a west-facing window....it got plenty of sunshine!
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:52 PM   #25
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Default Re: Removing "Yellowing" From Beige Case Plastics

Wax? We wax cars so the paint doesn't oxidize as quickly. It's not a UV protection, but it should help.

I still wonder if Meguiars #40 would keep things in order after brightening.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:32 AM   #26
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Default Re: Removing "Yellowing" From Beige Case Plastics

Even stickers slow the yellowing. I had a clear piece of sticky tape on my Pentium 166 (the typical 90s Packard Bell case) and that was the only part of the case which didn't go yellow.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:08 PM   #27
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Even stickers slow the yellowing. I had a clear piece of sticky tape on my Pentium 166 (the typical 90s Packard Bell case) and that was the only part of the case which didn't go yellow.


That light rectangle is where an Intel pentium4 sticker once was. zero yellowing under it.
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:01 AM   #28
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This is an awesome thread! I love old beige cases. I'm going to use this method in the future. Thanks for sharing
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:27 AM   #29
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Just wanted to say thanks, I have many old parts pass me by and I have never thought of doing this, very interesting thank you for the info
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:19 PM   #30
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Very cool, I'll have to refer back to this when I get my beige systems from my nephew's basement. Thanks for all your hard work Topcat!
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Ave is using "Salon Care 40 Volume Creme Developer", put it in a plastic bag and some sunlight. It's mostly H2O2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu0v3yFcVn4
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Ave is using "Salon Care 40 Volume Creme Developer", put it in a plastic bag and some sunlight. It's mostly H2O2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu0v3yFcVn4
I saw that.....it was all I could do to tolerate that obnoxious idiot narrating.....but the crux = 4 days in the sun? My super soup will do the same thing in about 4 hours.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:17 PM   #33
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Where are you selling your excellent formula, I could not see it in the store
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the ingredients are listed here..... Mix & enjoy!
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:13 PM   #35
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Oh yeah!, i've been using (H2O2) for whitening even old white rubber shoes
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Strange, anyone tried germicidal lamps then? Germicidal lamps produce stronger UV than what we get from the Sun on the surface of the Earth. Unfortunately the only germicidal lamp I have is in a UV eraser and don't think I'll try that. I have other UVA bulbs (curing lamps and bug zapper lamps) but a blacklight is also UVA.

Next I wonder what would happen with using just oven cleaner...
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Next I wonder what would happen with using just oven cleaner...
I'd be afraid that'd melt the plastic.... Oven cleaner is some brutal stuff....but try it and let us know!
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:03 AM   #38
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I gotta remember this recipe. Thanks for working it out Topcat.
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