hallo! i'm sure this has been discussed to death, and god know i tried to search for it, but the search on here is slightly terrible and i couldn't find anything. i picked up a vintage AT ST on the 'bay the other day. was fairly cheap by ebay standards and although was clearly the wrong side of yellow, i've been reading about the dilute peroxide miracle cure that's been doing the rounds and was anticipating giving him a bit of that action. he arrived today in one piece, so i gave him a once over before leaving for work and left some nice feedback. all was well. however whilst giving him a gentle scrub with some warm soapy water this evening (he stank of mildew and such) i noticed some of the fine surface detail on the yellowy-brown bits was breaking away, on closer inspection the surface of the plastic had become incredibly brittle and thin parts seemed to crumble very slightly if i gave it a tap. i stopped 'giving it a tap' at that point. i'm also fairly confident that peroxide will strip it to the bone... is the AT ST knackered and it's legs doomed to collapse? is this a normal thing for extreme cases of photoblahblah degradation or am i just Special? i'm wondering if i'd be better off mat varnishing/painting them to try and retain some surface integrity, or will half hour of peroxide not do too much damage. <pics to follow if next time i'm near the thing in daylight> PS. if anybody has a pair of cheap vintage AT ST legs off a junker so i can try bleaching it (or a mint one you want to sell me for peanuts out of sympathy!) how much you want for them?