Cream peroxide for part whitening?

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  1. MegaMoonMan

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    I'm looking for some strong peroxide on eBay - all I can find is 40% cream peroxide for your hair, but it's super cheap. Has anyone ever tried this stuff on plastic? It would be easy to smear on in select places (no soaking the whole part), and maybe I could mix in some oxyclean (I've heard that helps the process).

    Maybe if no one has tried it, I should?
     
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    Haven't tried the cream, but it certainly sounds to have potential. Some of the original dudes who figured out this whole hydrogen peroxide trick intended to use it for their Amiga computer cases, and developed a gel:

    Retr0Bright - Retr0Bright Gel

    You can get your H202 here for relatively cheap: Hi-Valley Chemical / Lab Supply - Search
    (Shipping will increase the total dramatically)
     
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    From what we've seen, the reaction requires sunlight to work, so the opaque nature of the cream might interfere with that. Also, the viscosity might prevent the reaction product gas from properly escaping, possibly poisoning the reaction.

    Its worth a shot though,
     
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    I thought that may be an issue, but I'm not sure how opaque the creme is and spreading it on thinly may make it a non-issue.

    I think I'll try it as I can get a bottle for about $6 shipped.
     
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    I'd be interested in hearing the results.
     
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    Spreading it on thinly may not allow for sufficient reaction, as in most known cases a sealed container and a sizable amount of peroxide is required. Like I said though, its worth a shot, and results, helpful or negligible, are one more piece of knowledge for further use.

    Another thing you could try if the cream itself doesn't work is diluting it slightly in water. Do you know what the base of the cream is? Is it petroleum jelly or something? Knowing if the solution medium is inert or not could explain results.
     
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    this is a blatant necro, but somebody linked the thread elsewhere - did the peroxide creme work in the end?
     
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    I havent used the cream, but the 30% liquid sure does work, the only drawback that I have seen is that it makes the red decals fade.
     
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    I found a place that sells high strength HP locally, so I never bothered trying the creme.

    My black light sucks and didn't do much over 24 hours even with the potent HP mixed with a little oxyclean - it looks like I'll have to wait for summer to do some real whitening.
     
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    aye, the liquid solution has had rave reviews all over the shop, but i was curious if the creme could be used on parts that can't easily be disassembled and submerged.
     
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    I was thinking ^this^

    but if you can get it for $6 and have junker to try it on, wth right? I'd be interested in the results. I know I've had good results out of regular peroxide from the store, but on more yellowed figures I get the 40% from Sallies Beauty Supplies. I would be nice to have something that would work on bigger stuff though that was easy to use and cheap.
     
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    Well, I know someone who is using a fishtank with a sheet of plexiclass to cover the top for the bigger pieces, I think he used close to 4-5 bottles of the 30% peroxide to fill the tank, so far so good for his bigger pieces. You can get the plexiglass at Lowes or Home Depot.
     
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    THIS!

    I'm really looking forward to hear more from those of you whom have tried.

    Thanks in advance! :bowdown: 
     
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    I just realized there's really no point in using the creme stuff - you can just use a thickener on the liquid stuff and make a clear gel (like retrobright) that is proven to work.

    You can get 40% liquid peroxide from Sally's online for cheap as well.
     
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    I recently used the stuff you get off the shelf for sixty cents a bottle - it's only like 3% - and it did the job just fine over a couple of days in the sun.
     

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