First attempts in retrobrighting (spoiler: sucess!)
As you may know, dear reader, some of our beloved grey or white gadgets show yellow fading over the years. White and light grey plastics turn brown-yellow with time. This is most seen in 80s computers.
Ok, so I learnt how to apply a technique called retrobrighting to this plastics thanks to this video by The 8-bit guy and decided to try:
After trying with some of my beloved walkmans, I tried with this. As you can see, it fade intro a very ugly brown-yellow (call it how you wish). I applied this treatment to the upper part, and here’s the result:
I was very surprised with the result. So I moved one and tried with my smaller kid’s walkman, a very simple Panasonic:
What you need is hydrogen peroxide cream like this. I bought it in a hair product store. Looks that it’s used for colorize the hair:
You have to cover it with cream, with your hands. Then cover it with a thin plastic film and let it under direct sunlight for some hours. For this I dissasembled it, removed the mechanics and electronics:
Finally, remove the plastic film and clean with water. After assembling, this is the result:
So, yeah it works!!
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