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Old 26 April 2009, 11:54   #1
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Anyone here try retr0bright?

http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/

I'm wondering if even an idiot like myself can do it.
look at the problems page, kinda scary.
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Old 26 April 2009, 11:58   #2
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It was kinda invented here : http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=37808
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Old 26 April 2009, 12:07   #3
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didn't know it was around for so long.
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Old 26 April 2009, 14:28   #4
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wow looks good ! I have to do this also on some stuff!
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Old 27 April 2009, 05:25   #5
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Yup, last I know, that thing came from here
*feels proud of EAB*
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Old 27 April 2009, 09:11   #6
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TBH : The very roots of the project were on A1K.org, but Retrobri(gh)t(e) itself was developed here *is also proud of EAB*
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Old 27 April 2009, 14:54   #7
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i have most of the chemicals to do it , but i have to pay bills and buy food first
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Old 28 April 2009, 00:37   #8
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i used it on several pairs of my underpants and scored several dates
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Old 28 April 2009, 00:53   #9
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But with your mum doesn't count...

(back on topic, I had a great result with a C128. That's with retrobrite, not dating)
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Old 28 April 2009, 01:10   #10
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i used it on several pairs of my underpants and scored several dates
Stick to using it on your underpants if you like the results.

UV light damages organic materials like rubber and plastic making them brittle. Eventually, it could even damage your underpants.
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Old 28 April 2009, 23:29   #11
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I am proud to say that the members of this site, along with Vintage Computer Forums, did the majority of the work in developing and testing Retr0bright.
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Old 28 April 2009, 23:38   #12
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That's as may be, but I shan't be using it for the reason given above.
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Old 29 April 2009, 00:04   #13
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Hmmm... I thought we had done this to death.

UV can degrade the polymer and that is unavoidable, however, we are using low strength peroxide with a catalyst and Uv to target the oxygens attached to the brominated flame retardant in the plastic whilst leaving the polymer unaffected. If you do it right, that's exactly what you get from the process. We are talking about an effect that is only a couple of microns thick, therefore you should see little effect on the structural strength of the plastic.

If you don't want to do it, that's your call......
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A simple soak of the plastics overnight in hot water (which obviously turns cold) and some washing up liquid then a good firm wipe with a cloth worked wonders for my A500. It looks like brand new.

And my SNES.

The old simple methods are the best!
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perhaps thats where I`m going wrong with my under pants ? must change from soaking in hot water to using retr0bright hehehehehhe
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perhaps thats where I`m going wrong with my under pants ? must change from soaking in hot water to using retr0bright hehehehehhe

so long as they dont turn OMO white
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Is there Retr0bright for the Lazy Bugger anywhere?

i.e. Can we buy ready made or will someone make it for us? Just add the oxidizer and go? Not sure the other half would like me mixing chemicals in the kitchen sink
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