Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Amiga Kit Amiga Store Hollywood MAL AMIStore App Store A600 Memory

AuthorTopic: A cure for yellowing ?  (Read 2849 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Marc17

A cure for yellowing ?
« on: September 10, 2003, 09:56:17 PM »
Hi

I was just wondering, with the damned defect with the crappy plastic Commodore decided to use for the Amigas, is there a way to cure the yellowing ? Or do people not bother.

Im most bothered about the yellowing to keys, as hte case can be spray painted but ts teh keys. I could spray tehm but then i would have no letters  :-x  unless i got some sort of magic letter-putter-back-oner ........

Bleach, alcohol agents ?? Or would some damage.

Im not completly bothered, but it would be nice to get it back to a nice colour :)
 

Offline Marc17

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2003, 09:57:29 PM »
Hmm. I have an old yellowed pc keyboard, might practive on that before touching my precious.

So, bring on your ideas and solutions !
 

Offline Waccoon

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2003, 10:02:00 PM »
Funny, I got one of the first A1200's in North America, and I've never had any yellowing problems.  In fact, even my A1000 and 1840 monitor are still in perfect condition.  Do you keep your machine in the sunlight?  I think it's a chemical change in the plastic and the only thing you can do is paint it.
 

Offline Linchpin

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2003, 10:03:28 PM »
Well , the yellowing is caused by UV reacting with the polymers used in the plastic i think. There is only one answer. Paint it hackers style! I advise to leave the keyboard, live with it. I tried everything to clean up an old a500, its was radioactive yellow. You cant. It just makes it worse as you scrub at the plasic more gets exposed to the UV light and gets worse.

Kevin
WinUAE Only... OS3.9 with 512mb ZIII ram ;)
 

Offline Marc17

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2003, 10:06:28 PM »
Well. Fook.

No i kept mine in pristine white condition.

But i just got a new one which is abit yellow (i couldnt care less, for the price i paid and the stuff it came with, i cant fall over!)

Shame mind. I might well do customise it. Or...i could buy a new amiga keyboard matrix. As Alan Patridge *once* said. "Ahaaaaa"
 

Offline leirbag28

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2003, 10:08:15 PM »
There is a way! I will tell you in a few minutes when I finish walking my dogs!  Ill be bakc in about an hour. keep reading here
CD32 is actually the best Amiga ever made by Commodore!...
 

Offline Marc17

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2003, 10:09:45 PM »
Fare does mate.
Do tell ;)

Im quite happy. After a month of searching and let downs on ebay, i finally pulled through, and found a local seller on ebay who agreed to a private sale. And i got the bargain of the century.
 

Offline Linchpin

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2003, 10:13:03 PM »
So many amigans have tried - and failed. If you find something, im sure me and the whole classic miggy community would like to know.
WinUAE Only... OS3.9 with 512mb ZIII ram ;)
 

Offline Marc17

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2003, 10:18:03 PM »
What about some sort of industrial grade cleanser ?

When my dad worked at the Enron Power Plant he brought home loads of hte stuff, and it cleaned alsorts. Its got a sandy type texture to it, it would clean vandal grase off your hands like it was standard dirt (i know, after abit of climbing on the local school my hands were abit black with vandal grase. Nothing brought it off at all, tried everything, and i mean everything. Then my dad got this ...this stuff out and it just brought it off with such ease.
 

Offline Lando

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2003, 10:20:30 PM »
Use a fine-grade sandpaper to remove the top layer of plastic (or a dremel with one of those buffing attachments) - brings it up like new.
 

Offline KennyR

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2003, 10:23:26 PM »
If you smoke, give it up. It makes the thing yellow about 100 times faster.
 

Offline Marc17

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2003, 10:23:34 PM »
Yeh but thats actually removing the plastic haha. Imgine jsut going all the way down. no more amiga :(

I might give it a try. Really want a dremmel, i liked the adverts.

And i dont smoke. My dad does but he aint allowed in the house.
 

Offline redrumloa

  • Original Omega User
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2002
  • Posts: 10126
  • Total likes: 0
Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2003, 10:28:45 PM »
I have the ultime cure for yellowing!!!

A new Amiga!!

I'm sorry, I'm sorry!! Sometimes I can't help myself!! :-D
Someone has to state the obvious and that someone is me!
 

Offline Marc17

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2003, 10:32:40 PM »
Teeheehaahaa

If only you had a brand new 1200...
 

Offline Aegis

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2003, 10:52:46 PM »
Eyetech has some new Amiga International A1200's for sale - they're a little on the expensive side (I paid £109 for mine including HD) but they are brand spanking new so I snapped one up when my A4000 died on me...

Here's the link: http://www.eyetech.co.uk/search.php?SearchStr=&SearchCat=AMSY
Catapultem habeo. Nisi pecuniam amnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.
I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head.