Cleaning up yellowed/grubby plastic?

From: Geoffrey Thomas <>
Date: Wed Aug 25 16:35:49 2004

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From: "Tony Duell" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: Cleaning up yellowed/grubby plastic?

> > It's a drag to repair damage done by amateurs, putting
> > WD40 on things that actually needed a heavy grease.
> We call it Wanton Destruction 40 round here for a very good reason. It's
> a mix of all sorts of viscosities of lubricant, including some waxy
> stuff. The problem is that the thinner oils evapourate first leaving the
> wax to gum things solid. You then have to do a complete strip-down and
> clean... I've seen the result of spaying it on the shutter mechanism of a
> camera -- one day I'll take it all apart and get it going again. That's
> what it needs....
> I must keep a couple of dozen lubricants from watch oil up to about half
> a dozen greases (and grease and oil for plastics) here...
> -tony

It's still very good on slate :>)

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