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Anybody have retrobright experience? (A1200 needs it!)

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Vintage Computing' started by Mr Paul, 8 May 2021.

  1. Mr Paul

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,571

    Location: Reading UK

    Dug out my 1200 and damn is yellow, anybody have any experience with the peroxide and UV retrobrighting?
     
  2. GeX

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Dec 2002

    Posts: 6,486

    Location: Manchester

  3. Mr Paul

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,571

    Location: Reading UK

  4. GR63

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 May 2021

    Posts: 1,017

    Location: Herts

    Key removal is easy and you dont NEED a tool but easier with

    Retrobrite with cream is OK but VERY easy to muck up as it dries out or isnt well even coated. Also sun for activation DOES work but since Sun is what caused the problem is it best to fix it? Heat works equally well to provide energy input.

    My recommended SAFER approach is get some 40 vol (12%) peroxide solution, dilute it down to 1/4 or 1/3, use a heater element and thermometer and soak it UNDER the solution so even coverage at 55C ( hotter COULD damage plastic, space bar is the first to warp!!)

    Or you can wing it and use cream but... well I seen a friend killed an Atari STE with cream before!