Considerations for Retrobriting

Rain

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Jul 29, 2019
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We should also have a thread where we can post things to consider and warnings when planning to do Retrobriting. So far as what David had experienced Retrobriting encourages rust spreading (if you Retrobrite something that has a metal piece in it ) and it will damage leather parts (as seen in what happened to the handle of the Osborne computer) .
 

B_Billy

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May 31, 2019
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I mentioned this on the Ozone Generator post but as far as using the standard Retobrite method using hydrogen peroxide should be avoided for the original Atari 8-bit plastic (400, 800, etc.). When I had done some testing on the beige-ish/brown-ish/grey-ish plastic, the hydrogen peroxide turned the plastic white. "Lightbriting" is a better method although it does take longer.
 

izverycool

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May 21, 2019
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Something I've learned: the rubber feet on the bottom of my Commodore VIC-20 cases have gone gummy and needed replacing, as David had experienced with several of his retrobrite projects.