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    So what is this clear coat you're talking about? Is it a can of spray paint? Or, is it a regular can of paint and then you need a paint brush.. Are there any brands that are recommended?

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    Hmm... There's a brand called Tru Vue that blocks >97% of UV light. Another brand that has a UV blocker is Krylon UV-Resistant Clear. Blick UV Protect is yet another brand.

    A lot of auto acrylic spray lacquers also have UV up-converters in them, so check your local auto parts superstore.

    Typing "acrylic spray lacquer" and "UV filter" into your search engine of choice should find something suitable locally.
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    Is the halfords satin lacquer uv resistant? The normal lacquer is, but theres no mention for the satin one.

    The halfords stuff is only made up the road from me as well after looking at the safety precautions sheet.

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    @ sneeker

    I take it that you are near Bury or Middleton then, he said with a wink...

    A couple of goodly coats of satin lacquer should do it, even if it has no UV blocker, as it will cut the oxygen off from the ABS.
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    Yeah, i had my A4000 retrobrighted by Cosmos less than 18 months ago and it is now yellow again.
    I think the best way is to paint it.
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    the more yellowed I own (amiga500plus and cbm1571) where stored during 15 years with their boxes in a closet and "never" seen the sun...

    on the other hand my A4000D never yellowed at all

    plastics are certainly different during different production phase ...?
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    ABS is a polymer and is a bit like DNA, in that no two masterbatches of plastic are ever exactly alike. The amount of flame retardant added would also have varied from batch to batch and some might not have had any in at all, depending on the quality control.
    The future's so Retr0bright, I gotta wear shades.....

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    Have you ever seen a yellow A2000?
    It seems only the A2000 plastic never change: military spec!!!
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    My old 2000 had a metal shell, and the front plastics were that weird brown/grey that Amiga's seem to be.

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    Merlin - Im in Oldham - Its made on salmon fields on the way to shaw, on the halfords site you can read the safety sheet and it lists their address

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