Does clear plastic yellow?

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  1. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    I saw just wondering, if white plastic yellows over time in sunlight, would clear plastic do the same. I worry for my Ligier :( 
     
  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    yes it will just like any color plastic. I beleive clear white would actually be worse for yellowing than normal white, cause as soon as it starts itll be instantly noticeable
     
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    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Yes clear plastic yellows. Sucks I know.
     
  4. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Clear plastic yellows and yellows badly and noticeably. The TF@TM guys commented on it last year at Auto Assembly with their Secret Starscream.
     
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    I was wondering about this to in my sun-thread. This is why I'm getting curtains put in my room is to protect my Starscream Ghost figures. :) 
    How is black effected?
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I guess it depends on how black. Probably gains a brown tint or something if it's bad enough.
     
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    LifePincher BBTS is the SOURCE!

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    Yes, most plastics yellow.
     
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    Yes it does. Not only did my G1 Ratchet's white plastic yellow, but so did his windshield.
     
  9. red4

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    Toy factories should switch to translucent acrylic. It neither cracks easily, nor yellows (at all). I know from firsthand observations working with it for damn near my entire life.
     

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