"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by TelePlay, April 05, 2018, 06:14:28 PM
Quote from: FabPhones on July 10, 2018, 12:11:43 PMSo, here it is, before and after pics of the cleanup using the acetone, acetone/meths, T-Cut, #5 polish method:
Quote from: andy1702 on July 14, 2018, 02:01:03 PMThat's a good example of how well the colour change works John. It should be possible to get the shine back without any traditional sanding though. Here's a video of me doing the whole process chemically.https://www.youtube.com/embed/0RCxChcycd4
Quote from: andy1702 on July 19, 2018, 06:50:38 AMI have indeed seen the white haze Teleplay talks about. It's interesting because it only happened during some restorations but not during others using the same technique. From my observations it only seems to appear once the meths has been added to the mixture, So I suspect it may be something in the meths reacting with either the plastic or the acetone. I'm planning to experiment with something else to cut the acetone. Simple water might even do it.I think the polishing technique also has something to do with the haze. I certainly didn't experience it while restoring the phone in my video, but I got quite a bad haze on a dark blue phone I'm currently working on. I thought it was something contaminating the surface rather than part of the plastic itself. I could be wrong though. I'll report back when I've tried a few things.
Quote from: andy1702 on July 19, 2018, 06:50:38 AM.......I'm planning to experiment with something else to cut the acetone. Simple water might even do it.....