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Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by sixteen-bit » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:24 pm

I saw this on hackaday recently, a recipe for mixing up a gel to safely restore yellowed plastics of consoles or computers. I'm sure a few of you still have a yellowed SNES or two hidden away somewhere.

http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/

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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by AWESOM-O » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:25 pm

holy crap it's sixteen-bit
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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by Nico0020 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:12 pm

I never had an SNES, but found read up a lot on consoles yellowing as every one I ever saw did that. Glad to hear there is a solution out there now. No modern hardware uses the same type of plastic anymore though, right?
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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by Eviltaco64X » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:28 pm

My SNES (which we got for Christmas 1995) never yellowed at all.

I think that was only on older models.
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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by melancholy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:33 pm

I didn't even know this was possible. Though my SNES doesn't have that classic yellowing, my NES is starting to show it.
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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by Code-Red » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:02 pm

AWESOM-O wrote:holy crap it's sixteen-bit
holy crap its xylene
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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by Lartrak » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:18 pm

My very early SNES is quite yellowed. I may have to try this...
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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by AWESOM-O » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:22 am

Code-Red wrote:
AWESOM-O wrote:holy crap it's sixteen-bit
holy crap its xylene
Say what?
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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by Jeeba Jabba » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:23 pm

I see the SNES yellow more often than the NES, oddly enough.
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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by |darc| » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:46 pm

Jeeba Jabba wrote:I see the SNES yellow more often than the NES, oddly enough.

It's a specific defect with the SNES plastic
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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by Ex-Cyber » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:03 pm

|darc| wrote:
Jeeba Jabba wrote:I see the SNES yellow more often than the NES, oddly enough.

It's a specific defect with the SNES plastic
What's funny is that only the bottom half of the shell is affected (at least on every SNES I've seen with yellowing). Even the expansion port cover on the bottom doesn't yellow. :lol:
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Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Post by sixteen-bit » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:19 pm

Hasney wrote:WTF did you do to that Commodore to get it that colour? :(
That's not mine thankfully. Apparently UV light from the sun will eventually turn some plastic a mingin' brown like that.
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