"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Dan, June 07, 2009, 05:46:08 PM
Quote from: Dan on April 05, 2011, 09:56:14 PMIt will crust up and you'll have to rinse and wipe it off in the morning. I am sure you will be happy!
Quote from: GG on April 06, 2011, 05:26:50 AMI'm going to guess the blotching is due to imperfect mixing by hand, compared to high-shear mixing in the blender. Mixtures of any type that are mixed by hand may look visually OK but not be chemically uniform. The non-uniformity could lead to variations in the chemical reaction. Also non-uniformity in applying the compound to the surfaces may lead to variations as well, so doing it during the day when one can re-apply the compound a number of times may help. Possible improvement in the process (something I'm going to test when I get started on this): there is bakery packaging in the supermarket bakeries, typically for cakes, consisting of a rectangular dark plastic base with a clear rectangular cover that snaps on. I finished eating some goodies and noticed that the packaging is just about the right size for a phone housing, not including handset etc. This may enable covering a housing in a manner that reduces evaporative drying of the retrobright mixture. (Then do the handset etc. the next day.) Also the heat lamp may be drying out the compound prematurely, compared to a fluorescent lamp. If we all keep track of what does & doesn't work, eventually we'll get this down to a convergent process.