"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: Pourme on November 05, 2016, 06:07:22 PMWhen doing the bleach method, after few hours in the sun, do you remove the housing from the mixture overnight & put it back in the next sunlight, or just it in the mixture overnight?
QuoteQUESTION,"Do you use the 30% liquid peroxide or the 30% cream peroxide?? I got a bottle of 40% cream this week and I don't know if I need to go back and get 30% liquid or if the 40% cream can be thinned and diluted??"The Clairol Pure White Developer 30 Volume has a shelf life of 3 years. Volume refers to the percentage of peroxide in the creme solution. You find 20, 30 and 40 volume developers and they are increasing concentrations of peroxide."
Quote from: jsowers on November 05, 2016, 10:18:47 PMI've always bleached plastics in the sun in a dishpan and it works much better in the sun, or that's been my experience. Yes, take the plastics out of the bleach overnight. I rinse them with plain water and then dry them with a towel. Summer sun works better too. It's almost too late for doing it now in NC.
Quote from: Pourme on November 05, 2016, 11:52:05 PMBTW John,I used you method on the handset cord today!That is genius! The cord came out like new..
Quote from: TelePlay on November 06, 2016, 01:34:41 AMWow, that's great, but keep in mind that it was Dan/Panther who came up with the idea, ingredients and formula. I'm still waiting for my red dyekem to arrive, by next week end, and I should be ready to do the cord by then. What did you use to hold the red liquid, how much formula did you make?===========================As for 40vol, you can use if but keep an eye on it, smoosh it more often (every 5 minutes) and rotate it after smooshing. Or, you could dilute it with distilled water with 3 parts 40vol to 1 part water (that would drop the 12% to 9%) or 3/4 cup of 40vol and 1/4 cup water. Mix it outside the bag just before putting it into the bag. Never used 40vol, IIRC most members used 20Vol. I found 30vol works great. So, in a 2 gallon zip lock freezer bag, place the clean housing, mix the developer, dump it in, seal the bag, smoosh it all over the housing and put it in the sun. Re-smoosh and turn every 10 minutes. At least, that's the procedure I used.===========================I realize this topic has taken several forks but everything is related and so intertwined that there is no way to split out the polish vs the chemical treatment so it will stay as is. I think it's a good tutorial, a summation, of what's been posted years ago for newer members. The large topic of wet paper sanding (of defects or to eliminate color changes), chemical sanding, chemical polishing, polishing with various polishing products and adjusting the color of the plastic by bleach or peroxide or Retrobrite are all tools that are part of the same step of telephone restoration, rejuvenating the housing and handset condition and color.