If you aren't whitening your case, it is yellowing ...

January 31, 2013 - 01:29 PM |
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Back in the ancient days of computing before cases came in all colours of the rainbow, we made due with a standard creamy white colour, which over time became a shade of yellow usually associated with Bingo halls or greasy spoon diners.  While white or cream coloured cases have gone out of style, there are still systems which are housed in nasty yellow stained plastic cases and Hardware Secrets can tell you how to whiten them to the colour TV commercials would have you believe your teeth should be.  The trick is called Retr0bright and uses both a hydrogen peroxide bath and UV lighting to restore cases to a more appealing white.  The process isn't perfect, make sure you read their caveats before beginning your project.

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"Plastic parts of older computers become yellow or brown over time, so you end up with a computer that looks yellow or brown instead of white or gray. In this tutorial, we will show you how to restore old plastic parts to their original color by using a homemade peroxide-based solution called Retr0bright."

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January 31, 2013 | 01:33 PM - Posted by Goofus Maximus (not verified)

Manilla is a perfectly acceptable color. ;)

January 31, 2013 | 05:36 PM - Posted by onion uk (not verified)

ha ha, ah i remember my brown/yellow pc those were the days!
[ a nightmare ! ] in all respects, but i used to use a mild bleach mix which worked very well.

February 1, 2013 | 05:09 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have an Atari MegaSTe that had turned yellow. But why not just paint it, let's say black or something else and make it unique?

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