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Offline Marc17

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2003, 02:55:31 PM »
Nope. Didnt work. If you have the OxyClean stuff, chuck it out. It sux.
 

Offline lorddef

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2003, 03:00:49 PM »
I recently de-yellowed my apple mac monitor, there is no easy soloution. I used medium grade scotch-brite to take the surface plastic off the casing, voila nice and white.
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Offline Marc17

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2003, 03:05:23 PM »
medium grade scoth-brite.........wwhats that ? and where can i find it ?
 

Offline Floid

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2003, 03:11:30 PM »
If you're going to paint, I'd follow this guy's lead, and use a 'clear' enamel (or perhaps spray lacquer -- that usually goes on real thin and transparent, and could be topped with clearcoat, see below.)

http://applefritter.com/hacks/mercury/index.html

The 'below:' IIRC, I had some neon orange and green Krylon lacquer that went on like that, which I was intending to use on a computer - didn't, in the end, but I can say that it went on very 'flat' and would've needed some clearcoat on top.
 

Offline Tomas

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2003, 05:03:19 PM »
yeah... i find it annoying myself... my miggy is yellow as he*l now  :-(  I still wonder, what if cleaned it very often since it was new? Would that have a made a difference?
 

Offline Tomas

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2003, 05:16:05 PM »
I say it again... Why the heck did they not make the amiga black or something, this would remove this problem totally.

Same thing with pcs also, usually keyboard, chase, monitor is white,  :-(
 

Offline Nightcrawler

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2003, 09:00:07 PM »
If it were black it would go grey and dull with time, so same problem :) I used a light rubbing compound on my A500 and it worked great. Get one without silicone, though. Silicone goes yellow.

Auto Glym comes recommended for both cars and computers :)

-edit: Auto Glym paint renovator is the product. It leaves a wax in there as well, so if you spill anything on it, it's easier to clean.

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Offline lorddef

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2003, 09:35:33 PM »
Scotch brite is a kind of abrasive pad kind of thing. Here.
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Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2003, 09:39:09 PM »
Quote

Marc17 wrote:
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.


I just saw a tomato red Amiga in the "Image-o-Matic" to the left.

A plan? :-)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline jeffimix

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2003, 10:06:06 PM »
I always use this gem cleaning kit I have on my key boards keys... doesn't really kill the yellow, but makes em look ao world better, such shiny keys on my '2000.
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Offline Tomas

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2003, 12:27:16 AM »
I got a purple a500 at home... looks pretty awful  :-(

Dunno why the previous owner painted it with purple color...

So got one yellow a500 and one purple  :-D
 

Offline Karlos

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2003, 12:29:31 AM »
Im afraid all of these top tips come to late for some folks

Poor old Davey's gone waay past yellow :-)

Cheap as chips...:lol:
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Offline DoodooHead

Re: A cure for yellowing ?
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2003, 03:22:28 AM »
Don't any of you people watch "The Antiques Roadshow"?

Removal of the original patina and refinishing will sharply devalue your antiques!

DoodooHead