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Old 03 March 2009, 21:28   #21
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although you could patent a particular kit, including a retr0brite formula, and name, as the original fomumla is in the public domain, you cannot take it back out of the public domain to patent it. (as far as UK law goes lol)

although one could trademark the name, but I looked into that for Merlin, and that was far from the word of cheap.
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Old 03 March 2009, 22:11   #22
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I've just upped a load more pictures to The Gallery on the Wiki; some of you may recognise them....
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Old 03 March 2009, 23:49   #23
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http://chain.3dgrafika.cz/temp/polovina.jpg

this is from me. (half of keycaps was in a bottle of retr0brite about a week without any uv lamp, just notdirect sunlight)
dont know how to up it there, but feel free to use it.

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Old 04 March 2009, 00:14   #24
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Thanks Chain, I'll up that picture to the Gallery later this week.

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Old 04 March 2009, 00:15   #25
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you ought to make a batch up and take it to byte-back
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Old 04 March 2009, 00:18   #26
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you ought to make a batch up and take it to byte-back
Aye Merlin, The Acorn Boys will want it for sure, Those old Beeb's get even yellower !!!!

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Old 04 March 2009, 00:26   #27
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Aye Merlin, The Acorn Boys will want it for sure, Those old Beeb's get even yellower !!!!

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Funny, I hate seeing my beloved retro-boxes getting yellowed but for some reason I've always felt David Dickinson brown was part of the natural ageing process for a Beeb. A badge of venerable seniority.

Mind you I also think a Beeb should never be seen with it's top on. There's something about seeing those well made parts all exposed...
Ooooo.
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Old 04 March 2009, 00:30   #28
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Thinking about it mate I think the initial "coarse" finished cases were yellow from new anyway

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Old 04 March 2009, 00:33   #29
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have a look at the number of google hits: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...bright&start=0
[ Results 1 - 10 of about 6,350,000 for retr0bright. ]

congrats
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Old 04 March 2009, 00:46   #30
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Bloody Nora!!

I've now knocked up a quick logo for the site; it's not much, but it will do for now and kind of summarises the project...if you can figure out what the molecules are....



If anyone can put together a better logo for the site with added mega awesomeness, I would be happy to use it on the site.
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Old 04 March 2009, 01:18   #31
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Retr0brite has hit the big time.. well done Merlin and all

Prepare yourself for hundreds of enquiries of 'whats Oxy / where can I get cornstarch from / will a 40w pearl bulb work' etc etc

PS. thanks for the piki on the wiki.

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Old 04 March 2009, 02:18   #32
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Just a thought:
. . . needs work?
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Old 04 March 2009, 09:53   #33
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Old 04 March 2009, 10:29   #34
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Wow! We are famous!
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Old 04 March 2009, 12:07   #35
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That's what they call the slashdot effect
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Old 04 March 2009, 13:40   #36
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Sweet, I didn't know you guys made it in to a gel. I've read about whitening plastic using Hydrogen Peroxide before but never have I found a twist as ingenius as making it into a gel. Good work!
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Old 04 March 2009, 14:11   #37
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@ Skope

Easier to use, cheaper, safer... the gel version ticks all of the right boxes...

We are all officially L33t now, we can have L33tabix for breakfast without feeling guilty!!
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Old 04 March 2009, 15:45   #38
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Old 04 March 2009, 20:41   #39
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Well, as they say.. (Bleach) blondes have more fun.

Very cool, and well done to those involved.
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Old 04 March 2009, 20:43   #40
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Congrats you guys, a very professional project.
No wonder it's so popular, it got StumbledUpon
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