[rescue] Restoring yellowed computer cases...

Ahmed Ewing aewing at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 16:46:42 CDT 2007

I'm aware that the common yellowing that occurs on gray/beige computer
equipment cases as old as many of ours is due to UV exposure over
time, and thus is not "washable". Painting is also not an option
either if you want to maintain the original feel/texture of the
surface (unless of course the original case was painted).

However, has anyone ever tried using something like vinyl/plastic dye
to correct this? Instead of covering the surface, I'm told it actually
seeps in and recolors the plastic through and through, maintaining all
physical characteristics of the surface. Granted the case would have
to be plastic and not metal for this to work, and there might not be a
wide selection of specific color shades... but it seems like it would
be worth a try.

Thoughts? Experiences? Fits of laughter? :-)


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