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  • Using Retr0Bright

    Using Retr0Bright Gel

    To ensure the best results, you are advised to wash the parts first, to remove any polishes or other deposits that may lead to patchy results. Tezza put his parts through a dishwasher on a cool cycle.

    Just before you paint the gel onto the parts, add ¼ teaspoonful of any “Oxy” type laundry booster and stir it in throroughly, and then put the parts under a UV lamp or out in the sun.

    A day or so later, your parts should be as good...
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  • Making Retr0Bright

    Retr0Bright Gel

    Making the Retr0bright Gel

    SAFETY WARNING!!!
    You are warned that hydrogen peroxide is very nasty stuff and can cause severe chemical burns to skin and can also cause blindness if splashed into the eyes, if handled incorrectly. Usually, you can’t buy stronger than 12% over the counter, as this is the maximum strength sold to the public and is used to bleach hair.
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  • Introduction


    The “Retr0bright” Project

    By Merlin, of AmiBay, English Amiga Board and Vintage Computer Forums (among others)

    How to deal with the “not-so-mellow yellow” of old computers and consoles

    Anyone who has dug their old computer or console out of the cupboard or loft for some retro gaming will probably have noticed that it maybe hasn’t worn too well with the test of time. The plastics these machines were made of is called ABS and to make it flame retardant
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  • News and Blog Pages

    News and Blog Page


    Here is where you will find details of updates and news about the Wiki.

    5th March 2009
    If you wish to collaborate in the Wiki, please let us know. We have had several people contact us about joining in, but we haven't been able to approve them, as they haven't confirmed an e-mail address. Please ensure that you confirm an e-mail address if you want to join in - thanks. If you have contacted us about joining in with the Wiki, you will...
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  • Summary

    This was a fascinating project to work on, combined with the fact that it got a lot of forums talking about science in a really serious way was a major buzz for me; science isn't always seen as a 'sexy' subject, but this project actually had a goal that the retro forums could relate to. The discussions have also brought together retro forums that hitherto may not have communicated with each other, such as the Atari and Amiga communities; old rivalries die hard it seems, but the Retr0brite ...
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  • Using Retr0Bright
    by Harrison
    Using Retr0Bright Gel

    To ensure the best results, you are advised to wash the parts first, to remove any polishes or other deposits that may lead to patchy results. Tezza put his parts through a dishwasher on a cool cycle.

    Just before you paint the gel onto the parts, add ¼ teaspoonful of any “Oxy” type laundry booster and stir it in throroughly, and then put the parts under a UV lamp or out in the sun.

    A day or so later, your parts should be as good...
    22 December 2014, 00:56
  • Making Retr0Bright
    by Harrison
    Retr0Bright Gel

    Making the Retr0bright Gel

    SAFETY WARNING!!!
    You are warned that hydrogen peroxide is very nasty stuff and can cause severe chemical burns to skin and can also cause blindness if splashed into the eyes, if handled incorrectly. Usually, you can’t buy stronger than 12% over the counter, as this is the maximum strength sold to the public and is used to bleach hair.
    ...
    22 December 2014, 00:54
  • News and Blog Pages
    by Harrison
    News and Blog Page


    Here is where you will find details of updates and news about the Wiki.

    5th March 2009
    If you wish to collaborate in the Wiki, please let us know. We have had several people contact us about joining in, but we haven't been able to approve them, as they haven't confirmed an e-mail address. Please ensure that you confirm an e-mail address if you want to join in - thanks. If you have contacted us about joining in with the Wiki, you will...
    22 December 2014, 00:46
  • Summary
    by Harrison
    This was a fascinating project to work on, combined with the fact that it got a lot of forums talking about science in a really serious way was a major buzz for me; science isn't always seen as a 'sexy' subject, but this project actually had a goal that the retro forums could relate to. The discussions have also brought together retro forums that hitherto may not have communicated with each other, such as the Atari and Amiga communities; old rivalries die hard it seems, but the Retr0brite ...
    22 December 2014, 00:36
  • Introduction
    by Harrison

    The “Retr0bright” Project

    By Merlin, of AmiBay, English Amiga Board and Vintage Computer Forums (among others)

    How to deal with the “not-so-mellow yellow” of old computers and consoles

    Anyone who has dug their old computer or console out of the cupboard or loft for some retro gaming will probably have noticed that it maybe hasn’t worn too well with the test of time. The plastics these machines were made of is called ABS and to make it flame retardant
    ...
    21 December 2014, 23:57
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