anyone know if you can make yellow parts white again

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  1. rogermaximus1

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    i have a part of my fortress maximus that is a little yellowed and am wanting to try and fix this. anyone know of how to do it.hope this is the right place to post this
     
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    Diluted bleach? Like mix 3 parts water, one part bleach and take a cheap toothbrush and scrub the plastic.

    This is just coming off the top of my head, though. People may have a better solution.
     
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    cheetorBWORG Cheetor Fan

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    Dangit, double post.
     
  4. mecha

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    white spray paint
     
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    Pretty much it, pretty sure yellowing on plastic is also what happens when it breaks down.
     
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    I've never been able to fix yellowing. I just do my best to keep figure with white on it far away from sunlight.
     
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    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    Since it's Fortress Maximus and his parts are pretty large you maybe able to wet sand the yellow off with some 4000 grit sand paper or finer then buff it smooth. If you do go down the paint road I would still prep it buy wet sanding it with very fine sand paper, and use automotive spray paint like duplicolor. It sprays on nice and smooth and it's very hard to get it to run.
     
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    LOL - This has been a topic for as long as I've been active in the Fandom... Since about 1996 or so.

    There is no way to "change" the plastic back to white. You can try to remove the top layer or paint over it, but that's about it.
     
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    Yup, generally irreversible.
     
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    i have seen it work on vintage air jordan sneakers.
    it turned the yellowed sole back to a clear blue.
     
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    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've had very good results with sanding and buffing.

    I would love to hear how well the SEA GLOW works, but something tells me it won't.
     
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    That article says sunlight and flourescent lights are the culprite. So what exactly is the best type of lighting for a TF display?

    What light gives off the least or zero UV rays?
     
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    Perhaps, but was that yellowing caused by UV damage? I have my doubts.
     
  18. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    This comes up frequently. White and gray plastics in particular inevitably break down over time--even with UV protection in many cases--which is not surprising considering what plastic is comprised of. Even keeping white figures in a dark closet is not a deterrent: heat contributes to the plastic breaking down too! I posted an article explaining this several years ago that pops up every now and then but I don't have it now. It involved restoring old Nintendo video game systems which had yellowed over time.
     

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