Reverse-yellowing?

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  1. Optimus Prime

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    I just won a G1 Jetfire off eBay, and it's got some slight yellowing, so I was wondering if there is any way to reverse/lessen the yellowing? I figured you guys would know best. Here's a pic, yellowing is mostly on the back right side of the jet:
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    That's a nice piece you got there, regardless of the yellowing.

    I'm bumping this over to TF Toy Discussion. There was a lot of chatter in there recently about a yellow fix, involving formaldehyde if I recall correctly. I'm sure someone in there can point you in the right direction.
     
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    There's an experimental process that's been played around with recently, whereby you submerge the yellowed parts in high-concentration Hydrogen Peroxide (as in, stronger than the over-the-counter antiseptic stuff), and place the container under strong UV lights (sun or a UV lamp), which seems to do the trick.

    It's too early to know if there'll be long term damage as a result, though.
     
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    There's been plenty of examples of Hydrogen Peroxide being able to remove or reverse yellowing, even on this very mold.

    Basically, you disassemble the pieces, place them in a hydrogen peroxide bath (the more concentrated the better), in a transparent container, and leave them in the sun for a while, and the yellowing is reversed.

    I'm sure a search of the forums will lead you to a whole bunch of useful threads.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. I think I'll wait until I get Jetfire in hand before I decide if I want to try and "fix" the yellowing. It doesn't look too bad in the pics, but I'll wait and see.
     
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    How much did you get this for this is awesome
     
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    $112. Plus it comes with the original box. :D 
     
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    It might be better and easier to find a junker and swap parts.
     

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