Cleaning Plastic

From: A.R. Duell <>
Date: Mon Jun 9 08:55:27 1997

> I apologize if this is a repeat question but I can't seem to find the
> previous post.
> What were the solutions to removing yellowing from the plastic cases? I
> bought a printer that looks terrible. Not sure what caused it so any
> suggestions helpful at this point.

It's not (IMHO) always possible.

If the yellowing is due to the previous owner smoking, then often a good
clean-up (Electrolube foam cleaner is good here) will get it looking like
new. Alas, the plastic used by a lot of manufacturers (DEC, for one)
actually yellows with age and sunlight, and I've never managed to reverse
it. Maybe lightly sanding the surface would help, but it would remove any
labels and surface texture, and would be a lot of work.

> thanks,
> Greg

The gates in my computer are AND,OR and NOT, not Bill
Received on Mon Jun 09 1997 - 08:55:27 BST

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