"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by LoveOldPhones, November 02, 2016, 05:15:56 PM
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on November 03, 2016, 08:29:58 PMI tried Brasso on plastic once, but it was vastly too abrasive for me. Definitely use car polish instead.
Quote from: Pourme on November 03, 2016, 08:39:34 PMBought some Meguires today. Any time I can buy something local instead of ordering online I'm all for it. Initial tests look good!Thanks Christian!
Quote from: TelePlay on November 03, 2016, 08:53:11 PMWonder if anyone has ever graded polishes the same way sand paper is graded, by cutting power or grit?
Quote from: twocvbloke on November 03, 2016, 09:05:43 PMLike, Novus 1, Novus 2, Novus 3, etc.? 3 for heavy scratches, 2 for shine, 1 for finish...
Quote from: Pourme on November 04, 2016, 09:21:58 AMWhyle we are on the subject. My original order of Novis contained Novis 1, 2, and 3. I have had success with 2 & 3, but I have yet to have any success at all using Novis 1. I have tried spraying it on the plastic and on the cloth. It always seems to dull the finish, not increase the gloss. Does anyone have positive results? If so how do you use it?
Quote from: LoveOldPhones on November 04, 2016, 01:03:43 PMso while we are on the subject .... are any of these products good for getting the yellow out ? lolI have an old princess turquoise touch tone that I got for practically nothing but some very yellowed areas.The phone works great but looks like hell. loli was gonna get started with some sand paper.... but is there any products that will chemically get the yellow out ?i actually tried straight bleach on a cotton swab to see what would happen.... LOL.. NOTHING happened !maybe a compound will take it off.just thought i would ask.... I know there is a whole section here on that.... just wondered what the latest successes were.at least there is always sand paper.Thanks
Quote from: unbeldi on November 04, 2016, 01:14:33 PMOh, this forum is filled with such recipes and examples.Only for example, read here: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=10094.msg107351#msg107351Your idea about bleach already went in the right direction, but the second component of that is 'time', it takes a while. The yellowing is not *on* the surface, but goes just a few molecular layers deep, enough that it takes some time to let the plastic soak properly.
Quote from: LoveOldPhones on November 04, 2016, 01:50:57 PMyou know... I thought bleach was SOOO strong that it would take the yellow off right away. lol I was surprised that nothing happened.I guess it will thru soaking though.I'm going to start with sandpaper to get things going.... so I am off to home depot now.
Quote from: unbeldi on November 04, 2016, 05:21:02 PMYou don't use the bleach concentrated. I mix standard Clorox about 1:3 with water. I believe it was described in that post.But it has to be strong nevertheless. If you look up the Retro-Brite (or Bright?) method, they use even stronger oxidants, concentrated H2O2.