Is there any thing to do about Yellowing?

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  1. Skywarp181

    Skywarp181 Well-Known Member

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    So today i decided to go through my boxes of transformers to see what i have.
    and i noticed that my Ghost of starscream is starting to yellow:mad 

    is there any way to take care of this? It has always been boxed up and never seen sunlight in since i bought it back a few years ago... Never taken out of the package... what to do???
     
  2. Chaos Convoy

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    Short of sanding, no not really. Since it's clear plastic, though, I'm not sure even that will work.
     
  3. Codimus Prime

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    Heat will turn clear plastic yellow.. that might be the culprit.
     
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    nope!! he's screwed, time to get a new one!
     
  5. Prometheum5

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    I thought there was a method for removing yellowing using whitening toothepaste, but I suppose I could be making that up... or perhaps it only works on white parts?
     
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    as far as I know clear plastic yellowing isn't even at the surface but throughout the plastic
     
  7. Mike

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    yellowing sucks

    I went into a comic shop called Silver Snail in Ottawa here, and I was looking at the Transformers, they had the binal-techs and classics right out front by the window..

    all totally fucked from yellowing. They'll never sell any of them, they're garbage now.
     
  8. therealjondoe

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    actually im wondering if Seaglow works. it has worked in removing yellowing on sneakers(i also colllect sneakers and read about seaglow on niketalk.com) you put it on the sneaker then put it in the sun and it goes away. might be worth checking up on........:p 
     
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    Might be worth a try... but in *very* small amounts. Seaglow is strong stuff. Ah, so many detached Concord XI outsoles.
     
  10. starscream.pt

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    no
     
  11. bouncing boy77

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    never tried seaglow on plastic yet, only on cleared-soled rubbershoes. just use a small amount of it, it ruined my concord XIs (made it somewhat clear, but the sole separated from the midsole).
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

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    That seaglow stuff sounds interesting - I would give it a shot, but as previously mentioned, test it first on a small unseen area.

    I'm tempted to order some and test it out on various older junker TFs I have.
     
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