A possible way of removing yellowing from white plastic?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Synical, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Synical

    Synical Well-Known Member

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    I've never actually had a yellowed toy before, so I don't know how deep the yellowing penetrates, but if it's only surface deep, it made me curious...

    I took a dull, dingy G1 Scorponok and made him look nice and shiny by buffing him out with a light rubbing compound used for plastics. Since this essentially removes minute layers of the plastic, it made me wonder if doing the same thing to yellowed plastic would reveal a nice white surface underneath. Has anyone ever tried this before?
     
  2. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    might want to try it on a junker before trying it on a tf.
    I personally haven't tried it nor do I know of any negative
    side effects down the road.
     
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    from what I heard, the yellow is due to a chemical reaction that happens; aka oxidation

    if that is true, then its not just surface level only
     

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