G1 Jetfire - Remove Yellow / Restoration Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Bakushan, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Bakushan

    Bakushan Well-Known Member

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    Well my most favorite TF Toy as a kid was hands down my old Jetfire. I did now know the history of the toy and the tobotech cross over etc until... well just recently.

    I lost my original toy, but my brother in law was moved by my love of the item and gave me his. It has no clip, gun or armor. It has typical wear and damage, and is yellowing somewhat in places.

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    In the morning tomorrow I am meeting with a chemist here in Dallas, who has a very special forumula he makes that can turn back time on white plastic..

    Here is an example.

    Use chemistry to remove the yellow from old plastic. [Not Retr0bright] - YouTube

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    I will post MY results when I have them. Stay tuned!
     
  2. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I hope for the best. I've read stories that this can potentially be a short term solution however :( 
     
  3. Bakushan

    Bakushan Well-Known Member

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    The Jetfire was sent to the chemist earlier this week.

    My stickers arrived in the mail today. They look great, from TFKINGDOM.
     
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    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator

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    Th0r4z1n3 PlastiqueBoutique.com Veteran

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    He's probably using the peroxide method, which you probably could have done yourself for $3-$4. If he is, be aware that this not a permanent fix, and most figures re-yellow often worse than before. My jetfire was "bone white" when I first did it, a little over a year afterwards...it's "mustard yellow". :/
     
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    So the stickers are replaced as well, or the ones pictured are originals? Because it seems that your methodaworked on them as well as the yellowing.
     
  7. Composite Ghost

    Composite Ghost Motorized Transformer

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    I've seen other people say that after the treatment it becomes worse than before. Or is it just becoming as bad as it would have been had it not received the treatment?
     
  8. Bakushan

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    That is not my before and after picture.
     

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