Author Topic: The REAL (and original) Retro-Bright Project  (Read 1504 times)

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The REAL (and original) Retro-Bright Project
« on: April 12, 2013, 04:14:20 PM »
Since I see from time to time, collectors kind of "bastardizing" this method in one form or another (myself included) and coming up with mixed results, I thought that I would post this link so that anyone that is interested in duplicating the original method can do so.

http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/

Be sure to read the topic hot-links on the left of the page as well, such as these:
The Science Bit
About ABS Plastic
Flame Retardants
Atomic Bonds
Ultra Violet Energy
Hydrogen Peroxide
TAED
Using a Catalyst
Using Chlorine Bleach

I utilized this method 5 or 6 years ago with GREAT success on a Turquoise AE Spacemaker, successfully returning it to it's original color, but I cannot for the life of me find my photos! Just haven't gotten the time to try it again.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 04:28:23 PM by kleenax »
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Re: The REAL (and original) Retro-Bright Project
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 10:05:59 PM »
Either that Ray or it was really a Forget-Me-Not Blue AE spacesaver and the retrobright had absolutely no effect what so ever on it's discoloration leaving it Turquise looking! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

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Re: The REAL (and original) Retro-Bright Project
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 07:39:20 AM »
Ray...how about a closeup of your new creation. Beautiful....Doug
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Re: The REAL (and original) Retro-Bright Project
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 03:22:57 PM »
Ray...how about a closeup of your new creation. Beautiful....Doug

Hey Doug;

you can see a bunch of photo albums of my work and (some) travels here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/100244066488499036666

The phone that you refer to is in the "A1 and variants" folder.
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