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Xolin

How to clean a PC case that's turned yellow

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Hey, 

 

My cases been use over 4-5 year. Is there anything I can do to make it white again? 

 

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5 minutes ago, Xolin said:

Hey, 

 

My cases been use over 4-5 year. Is there anything I can do to make it white again? 

 

 

Search for "Retrobrite" and you should see how. It can make the plastic more brittle though, so beware.

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Had some luck with Hydrogen Peroxide as well over the years, but results may vary.  Your plastic has most likely been turned due to UV light.  You're not trying to clean so much as chemically change the plastic back.


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Well it is currently gloss. So up to you if you switch it to Matte. 

 

Heck, why not go for a whole new color????

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Color is up to you.  To me, white is boring, but that's personal preference.

That's a good paint to pick.  Suggestion:
Sand the plastic a little first to rough up the surface, give the primer/paint the best chance of sticking well.

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1 hour ago, tkitch said:

Color is up to you.  To me, white is boring, but that's personal preference.

That's a good paint to pick.  Suggestion:
Sand the plastic a little first to rough up the surface, give the primer/paint the best chance of sticking well.

@Xolin Also, besides the sanding. Make sure to get a self-etching primer. It will get a better grip on the plastic. 

 

 

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