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Offline electric al

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Sun Faded Orange Doodle phone
« on: April 04, 2015, 05:45:48 PM »
Dumb question....    probably been asked many times:

Is there any way to restore color of a phone , which looks bleached by the sun ?

It is a Doodle phone and it is supposed to be orange in color , but the top of the phone and the top of the receiver are now an ugly flat almost

tan/brown color !

 I will try to take a good picture and post it if it helps !

 Any advice will be appreciated !
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Sun Faded Orange Doodle phone
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 05:51:04 PM »
There are tons of messages here about that. Bleaching, sanding, peroxide, Retrobrite, chemical stripping, the list goes on & on........
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Offline electric al

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Re: Sun Faded Orange Doodle phone
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 06:35:54 PM »
Here are the pics of my color restoration attempts !

 I am going to try all the suggested cures !

 Elbow grease is cheap !
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Re: Sun Faded Orange Doodle phone
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 08:00:31 PM »
First you need to take it all apart. You need all the plastics separated. This looks like a good candidate for a peroxide treatment. Search for Salon Care, or peroxide hair product .
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Offline compubit

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Re: Sun Faded Orange Doodle phone
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 11:03:52 PM »
Not sure if anyone has done an orange Northern Telecom phone - recommend using only the 20 volume H2O2 process, and keep an eye on it.

Keep us informed on the progress.

Jim
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Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!