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Re: Retr0bright de-yellowing experiment (with pics!)

by silverback Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:19 am

iirc you need to burst the label to take the SNES apart anyway.

Good job, looks loads better.
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Re: Retr0bright de-yellowing experiment (with pics!)

by Yukima Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:54 am

Cool, but how did the labels on the bottom fare after the soaking?

I'm the kind of person who likes all of his stuff in good condition so I'd be scared to soak my SNES's bottom in fear of my labels coming off or disintegrating.


Surprisingly, the labels on the bottom stayed on and still looked perfect even after about 3 soakings. Since the peroxide isn't completely water-based, the labels weren't messed up. The fact that the labels were foil instead of paper worked as well.
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Re: Retr0bright de-yellowing experiment (with pics!)

by Mod_Man_Extreme Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:51 pm

silverback wrote:iirc you need to burst the label to take the SNES apart anyway.

Good job, looks loads better.

There isn't any form of security label on any Nintendo console I know of.
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Re: Retr0bright de-yellowing experiment (with pics!)

by Mod_Man_Extreme Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:53 pm

Yukima wrote:
Cool, but how did the labels on the bottom fare after the soaking?

I'm the kind of person who likes all of his stuff in good condition so I'd be scared to soak my SNES's bottom in fear of my labels coming off or disintegrating.


Surprisingly, the labels on the bottom stayed on and still looked perfect even after about 3 soakings. Since the peroxide isn't completely water-based, the labels weren't messed up. The fact that the labels were foil instead of paper worked as well.

Awesome, sadly we got paper stickers on our US SNES case labels for every batch of systems made after 1991.
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Re: Retr0bright de-yellowing experiment (with pics!)

by jfe2 Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:53 pm

I can't wait to try this on my SNES! I have been thinking about doing it for a while now, but those before and after pictures really inspired me. It gives me an excuse to open it up too, since the eject button has been acting funky ever since I let one of my friends borrow it.
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Re: Retr0bright de-yellowing experiment (with pics!)

by weasels Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:58 pm

i might have to do this for my nes. thanks for the info.
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Re: Retr0bright de-yellowing experiment (with pics!)

by BAD PIXEL Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:30 pm

Hey thanks for posting the photos and info. I had been considering done this but difficulty finding the higher percentage hydrogen peroxide kept me from going further. Glad to know 3% will work. That Super Famicom looks awesome! Congratulations!
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Re: Retr0bright de-yellowing experiment (with pics!)

by aka DaBigKahuna Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:35 pm

Bravo - great guide with instructions in "layman's terms."
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Re: Retr0bright de-yellowing experiment (with pics!)

by christoph Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:30 pm

HAHAHAH

I'm trying it too now. On my 40% yellowed Japanese Saturn. It doesn't look that yellow in the light but it is. Here is some befores, which will be later followed by some afters.

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Re: Retr0bright de-yellowing experiment (with pics!)

by CRTGAMER Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:28 pm

A bump of a really great Guide (In the OP) lost in time. Maybe a Mod can move this Thread out of the Whatever Section and into the Guides Section? :idea:
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