Restoration of Discolored Plastic

From: Douglas Quebbeman <>
Date: Thu Jun 29 07:42:39 2000

Without getting the entire "Preserve vs. Restore" argument
started again, has anyone ever found a way to restore the
original beige color to plastic skins that have discolored
due to long exposure to UV?

I'm assuming what's happening is more than just the lighter
elements of the plastic evaporating, but rather that some
kind of chemical change is taking place that likely can't
be reversed.

I would think paint to not be a solution; at least not for
me, as it always takes better hand/eye coordination than I
can manage.

How about dyes? Has anyone tried some kind of analine dye
to restore beige plastic? Dyes spread more evenly and I
think can even penetrate perhaps a few microns.

-doug quebbeman
Received on Thu Jun 29 2000 - 07:42:39 BST

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