Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine
by Roonmastor » Wed Aug 23, 2023 2:14 pm

The yellow on that SNES makes it look out of the 50s! It's cleaned up really well though. You should be chuffed with those results.

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine
by Outrunner » Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:01 pm

Choclet-Milk wrote:Here's a thread on an alternative to the retrobright method that doesn't involve caking your shells in chemicals:

twitter.com/A3rgan/status/1539964670039076865



Does he have the instructions anywhere else? If you aren't a member of Twitter it doesn't let you browse threads, just the first post.

jawa_ wrote:If you have a window that gets the sun... consider my method, Outrunner!


I tried the sunlight method and it really didn't do anything. I mean, maybe the eject button on the Gamecube is slightly less yellow but the other areas are just as yellow as before and there was no change at all on my Dreamcast.

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine
by rinks » Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:20 pm

Ironhide wrote:Only my Dreamcast, PSP and DS lite are white, and afaik, none have discoloured so far.

They eventually will though and later the plastic will become brittle.

Just reminded me, my DSi is fine, but the stylus…

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine
by aayl1 » Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:37 pm

Outrunner wrote:
Choclet-Milk wrote:Here's a thread on an alternative to the retrobright method that doesn't involve caking your shells in chemicals:

twitter.com/A3rgan/status/1539964670039076865



Does he have the instructions anywhere else? If you aren't a member of Twitter it doesn't let you browse threads, just the first post.

jawa_ wrote:If you have a window that gets the sun... consider my method, Outrunner!


I tried the sunlight method and it really didn't do anything. I mean, maybe the eject button on the Gamecube is slightly less yellow but the other areas are just as yellow as before and there was no change at all on my Dreamcast.


Looks like:

Put the Hydrogen Peroxide in a little dish

Put that dish in a tupperware

Put your item balanced over the dish or in the container in a way that would allow airflow around it (not touching the peroxide)

Seal up the tupperware, leave in sun or warmth or both.

Looks like the peroxide breaks down and gets all humid in the container and removes the yellowing after a few hours.

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine
by Choclet-Milk » Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:53 pm

Outrunner wrote:Does he have the instructions anywhere else? If you aren't a member of Twitter it doesn't let you browse threads, just the first post.

Twitter only afaik, but the summary in the second post is this:

1. Hydrogen peroxide (food/lab grade) 12%, unstable, distilled water based.
2. A stand for the item (so the item isn't touching the chemicals)
3. Large enough container for the item
4. Pour some into the base (into the stand if a lid)
5. Enclose item ensuring there is a seal
6. Light / warmth (ie outside on a summer day)

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine
by rinks » Thu Aug 24, 2023 5:00 pm

aayl got in first, but is disqualified for saying "a tupperware".

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine
by Ironhide » Thu Aug 24, 2023 5:09 pm

I don't know how but I somehow imagined that'd be the way to do it, I was obviously paying attention in GCSE chemistry all those years ago.

Don't ask me anything about physics though.

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine
by Outrunner » Thu Aug 24, 2023 5:16 pm

Thank you both! I'll look at giving this a go. I'd love to get my Dreamcast looking back to normal

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing
by Vermilion » Fri Aug 25, 2023 7:36 am

Outrunner wrote: My Dreamcast looks disgusting, I genuinely wish Sega had released a black variant over here.


I've not bothered to look at my Dreamcast (which is still in the original box) for at least a decade, looked fine the last time i checked, but have no idea what it looks like now.

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Aug 25, 2023 7:48 am

Vermilion wrote:
Outrunner wrote: My Dreamcast looks disgusting, I genuinely wish Sega had released a black variant over here.


I've not bothered to look at my Dreamcast (which is still in the original box) for at least a decade, looked fine the last time i checked, but have no idea what it looks like now.


Just checked mine and it's looking pretty grotty. Its in a weird half moon configuration also, which has confused me no end.

360 is fine, Nes is fine and one of my Super Nintendo's is. The other is looking worst for wear.

Front port panel of my black GC is possibly looking a touch worse for wear, but my god that console still looks beautiful.

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine
by Moggy » Mon Oct 09, 2023 12:18 pm

Ironhide wrote:I don't know how but I somehow imagined that'd be the way to do it, I was obviously paying attention in GCSE chemistry all those years ago.

Don't ask me anything about physics though.


What does E equal?

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PostRe: Gaming gear yellowing | jawa invents sunshine
by rinks » Mon Oct 09, 2023 1:22 pm

Moggy wrote:
Ironhide wrote:I don't know how but I somehow imagined that'd be the way to do it, I was obviously paying attention in GCSE chemistry all those years ago.

Don't ask me anything about physics though.


What does E equal?


That's more chemistry.


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