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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Peroxide Treatment, how to?
« on: April 17, 2013, 11:36:39 PM »
I'm not sure if their in another topic on how to do a peroxide treatment though I want to know,

What do you use and what are all compontes?

And will it only work on white phones?

Thank you,
Ben

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Re: Peroxide Treatment, how to?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 11:40:14 PM »
I'm not sure if their in another topic on how to do a peroxide treatment though I want to know,

What do you use and what are all compontes?

And will it only work on white phones?

Thank you,
Ben

The answer is mostly "yes", only on white phones, but look here: Peroxide Treatment Detailed Instructions
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Re: Peroxide Treatment, how to?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 11:44:39 PM »
I'm not sure if their in another topic on how to do a peroxide treatment though I want to know,

What do you use and what are all compontes?

And will it only work on white phones?

Thank you,
Ben

The answer is mostly "yes", only on white phones, but look here: Discolored Plastic - Improving it Chemically

Right, looked their but I didn't get the most clear answer, that's why I posted. Thoughi guess I can search through and make it like puzzle pices..

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Re: Peroxide Treatment, how to?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 11:46:39 PM »
I changed the link to the detailed instructions thread.  I started with those instructions, except I wasn't so picky about the specific brand names of the ingredients and it worked ok.  I used Oxiclean, Salon 40, and just what ever corn starch I had on hand or was available at the store.  I don't have sunlight in the NW, so I used a regular 100W bulb suspended from a light fixture.  I've found that those plastic pans that cakes come in work best.  I asked the friendly neighborhood grocer if I could buy one or two of the pans by themselves and they sold them to me for a couple dollars each.  Or if you like all that sugary crap, you can just buy a cake and have the pan too, haha!
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Re: Peroxide Treatment, how to?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 11:47:03 PM »
I changed the link to the detailed instructions thread.

Ok, thank you!!

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Re: Peroxide Treatment, how to?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 08:12:01 PM »
I just used peroxide cream from Sally's. If you want to bleach non-white light colored phones I would suggest using nothing higher than volume 20.    My technique is as followed:
 
I pour a generous amount into a container and let it set in the air for a few hours (seems to thicken). 

I'll place the plastic components on a baking sheet (reflective surface) and cover them completely with the peroxide cream until I feel all spots are covered. 

I would then set it out in the hot sun for 1 - 1 1/2 hours (careful not to over bleach).  Rinse and repeat if necessary. 




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Re: Peroxide Treatment, how to?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2013, 04:39:46 AM »
Also check out this thread for restoring colored phones with a product called "White Magic", which is only available in Canada.  I have some, but haven't tried using it yet.  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4658.0
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Re: Peroxide Treatment, how to?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 10:10:32 AM »
Also check out this thread for restoring colored phones with a product called "White Magic", which is only available in Canada.  I have some, but haven't tried using it yet.  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4658.0

I must get that!
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Re: Peroxide Treatment, how to?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2013, 10:10:58 AM »
I just used peroxide cream from Sally's. If you want to bleach non-white light colored phones I would suggest using nothing higher than volume 20.    My technique is as followed:
 
I pour a generous amount into a container and let it set in the air for a few hours (seems to thicken). 

I'll place the plastic components on a baking sheet (reflective surface) and cover them completely with the peroxide cream until I feel all spots are covered. 

I would then set it out in the hot sun for 1 - 1 1/2 hours (careful not to over bleach).  Rinse and repeat if necessary. 


I'm going to have to try that, thank you!
Ben