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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Imperial nut » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:38 am

Yeah Joe , I wouldn't buy whitened stormies as , with everyone, no one knows what will happen to the treated ones years from now.

But the main reason is I wouldn't want to encourage anyone , but then again no one can tell if a unscrupulous seller puts em up .

Either way my whitening was a curious experiment and my chemi-stormies are marked with a black sole( black soul :lol: )

And they will never be sold no matter what.

And Joe love the trilogo site I have read every bit and it's great .
I can see where your passion for preservation comes from .
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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Groovephil » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:26 pm

Just done the hydo perox (9%) method on some utterly battered stormtroopers, the results are astonishing. Surely someone has created a product you can buy in model shops by now? The stuff I purchased was 75p a bottle.

These will now be bagged and tagged as my reference to see how the years affect them compared to the natural ones. Always good to have a reference marker.

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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Capetown » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:07 pm

The bags may influence the results though.

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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Groovephil » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:54 pm

Capetown wrote:The bags may influence the results though.


True, couple in, couple out, all in the dark of a shoe box.

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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby tigerham » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:27 am

Good idea with the referecing Phil, be interesting to know what happens in years to come. Maybe they'll still be A ok... maybe they'll be left as a pile of plastic mush intergrated into the display cabinet, lol! ;)

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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Frunkstar » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:04 pm

As I have been away from the hobby for a while this is the first such thread I have read & I have found it rather an eye opener in terms of more things to watch out for when buying 2nd hand figures :?

I am undecided as to weather this is a good or bad thing for beater figure in the long run but as a quick fix for some that only want "average" figures for a diorama or say army building I can indeed see the point, not like its for the best of the best that would be on display with you main collection, one major concern I do have which from what I can see of the thread so far has not been talked about is the possible interaction/chemical reaction that "may/could" become an issue from the process - other figures & other plastics have know to react to one another from factory made vintage original figures, what's not to say that the alteration of these figures from yellowed to white state via chemical means may not indeed have a knock on effect to other figures they are stored wit??, I am admittedly no chemist, but the point is worth consideration.

The thing that interests me with this post/process, which has also from what I can tell not been discussed, that being would this process be a solution for figures with the dreaded mould/mould spotting??, if so the process would have a whole new direction in which to be regarded as a good thing for the future of the figures & the hobby in general, I have never had a figure with mould spotting just the usual mould (frosting effect) which can be reversed with some UV/sunlight exposure, but I do not think the same is possible with the spotting fungus type issue, I ask as I have just had my first figure turn up for my collection that is affected by this condition, the figure has been isolated from the rest & I would like to experiment with the process to see if it would rectify the problem - Thoughts? - anyone else tried it?.

I for think that without experimentation in to restoration on SW collectables that the distant future of the hobby may be fraught with problems in terms of mould/degradation/fading & fungal issues, so why not get the ball rolling now - why wait till the problems are right on your doorstep & panic sets in?, I can see both sides for sure but if we only have the odd beater to loose I say go for it, as we all have a few bin fodder beaters!.
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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Frunkstar » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:53 am

Anyone? :?
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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Frunkstar » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:48 pm

Come on even a fook off & leave sleeping dog's lie would be something :lol:

Someone must have thought about this one?
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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Joe » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:57 pm

Frunkstar wrote:Someone must have thought about this one?


I have often thought "when will people stop talking about getting rid of yellowing" if that's of any use Frank :lol:
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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Frunkstar » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:03 pm

My question is not directed at the Yellowing issue if you have a look at my post Joe, but thanks for the reply m8, at least I know there are others on the forum that can actually still see this thread :lol:

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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Joe » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:10 pm

I didn't read it to be honest Frank just saw you looking for replies :lol: :lol:
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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby tigerham » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:51 pm

Frank I only know about bleaching figures to get them back to whites and that only goes for white n vblack figures i.e. stormies n scouts! Sorry dude.

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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Imperial nut » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:58 pm

i have the luke farmboy i got as a kid and it is mottled to bits but as he has huge sentimental value i wont be bleaching him, in fact i am well over my bleaching experiment.
but 6 months on the bleached troopers are fine and only disguishable by their marked feet.

its simply the question between conservation and restoration as far as the ethic are concerned.
by the time we are 70+ and looking at starwars on the antiuqes roadshow everyweek, will restoration be a big part of our hobby,, probably not ,,but it may be bigger than it is now.
Is that a good thing i dont think so.

But why then do they meticously clean da vinchi's and carravaggios works?? isnt the dirt built up part of their history?
they jury is out for me ,, i definately dont agree with reseals and repros,, but loose beaters are slightly different.
Either way my curiosoty has been slated and my yellow stormies still stand beside the whiteys and bleacheys.
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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby Princess Leia Organa » Fri May 11, 2012 12:13 am

I just bin any yellow stuff i mean it looks so bad i look after my stuff . same with beaters old rubbish i just stay away from i mean whats the point in buying some old rubbish and then spending weeks months years trawling ebay getting bit parts id rather wait and get a mint boxed copy than collect loose stuff .
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Re: Getting rid of yellowing?

Postby theslider » Thu May 31, 2012 12:01 pm

Princess Leia Organa wrote:I just bin any yellow stuff i mean it looks so bad i look after my stuff . same with beaters old rubbish i just stay away from i mean whats the point in buying some old rubbish and then spending weeks months years trawling ebay getting bit parts id rather wait and get a mint boxed copy than collect loose stuff .


Isn't that part of the thrill of collecting though? Especially if you get something cheap?
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