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Started by AE_Collector, February 13, 2017, 12:12:05 AM
Quote from: RotoTech99 on February 14, 2017, 06:53:09 PMDear Forum:Here are couple of AE 40 codes from two AE 40's I saw on eBay:The first is a AE 40 Painted blue, but shows Orchid internally as the original color: L4505 DSLH SN7
Quote from: AE_Collector on February 11, 2017, 09:51:22 PMThese are a tough call, one of the rare AE colors though this color virtually never is what it is supposed to be (Orchid/Purple) but instead is almost always this nice light blue color. They can be sanded back to Orchid but I've heard that they start turning light blue again quite soon.Terry
Quote from: RotoTech99 on February 14, 2017, 08:12:07 PMDear Forum:It is possible I could be in error on this one, but has anyone looked to see if there might be a line delineating the two colors? that can be evidence of color fade, or, if a housing was painted.I would suggest higher resolution pictures may help determine better if the AE 40 in question was painted over orchid, or faded orchid.RotoTech99
Quote from: kleenax on November 13, 2011, 09:35:17 AMI would leave as-is for sure. As homogeneous as that Robins-egg Blue is, the fading must be pretty deep. And no, this is not the example that I found with all of those other AE phones; that one is squirreled away!After examining about 6 or 7 original Orchid AE's, (1As, 40s and 1 - 50!), it is obvious to me that the orchid pigment must actually leach out over time, leaving the base color of light blue. It's just strange to me how the light blue doesn't fade though once it gets to that point.We have come a long way in plastics and pigmenting. Most (not all) of the pigments that I use actually cross-links with the plastic at the molecular level, so it can't fade; it becomes part of material.