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Author Topic: Yellowing of systainers and Cleantec  (Read 349 times)

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Offline Serin8

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Yellowing of systainers and Cleantec
« on: July 26, 2022, 10:46 PM »
If anyone gets annoyed like me over systainers and their cleantec turning a disgusting yellow, I found that goof off and a pressure washer (1800 psi at least) is the best bet to remove that yellow. 

The yellow actually strips like paint.

I am happy I put in the hours of work to get my CT looking good again. It no longer looks like an 80's vacuum I fished out of a thrift store barging bin.  It looks beautiful as it should. 
An owner since 3/1/15. PS 420 EBQ, TS 55 REQ, CT 26 E, RO 150 FEQ, OF 1400 EQ, DF 500 Q. MFT/3, RO 90 DX FEQ, TI 15, ETS 125 EQ, OS 400 EQ, CXS LI, C18 LI, LS 130 EQ, PDC 18/4 Li, BHC 18 Li, RTS 400 EQ, RO 125 FEQ, RAS 115.04 E,  CT SYS Hepa,  KAL, RS 2 E, EC ETS 125 EQ

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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Yellowing of systainers and Cleantec
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2022, 06:20 AM »
Pride of ownership is indeed a wonderful thing. Sadly my 30-odd Systainers work very, very hard for a living. The best I ever get time to do is to give them a wipe over with a damp cloth and a little detergent when they reach this stage [sad] It at least makes them presentable again. Black, anthracite and sapphire blue are the worst because they show up everything.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2022, 06:23 AM by woodbutcherbower »

Offline Ebuwan

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Re: Yellowing of systainers and Cleantec
« Reply #2 on: Today at 10:26 AM »
I also found that Peroxide from a hair salon supply place, slathered on the plastic, then let it sit out in the sun, works great. I had done this on some classic sortainers i got for a bargain.

Some tutorials show wrapping them in plastic wrap, but i found this unnecessary; i felt it was easier to just go outside in 30min to an hour and just slather some more of the peroxide on, than to deal with wrapping plastic wrap on a slippery systainer.

It was this stuff I believe, cheap:
https://www.sallybeauty.com/hair-color/other-products-and-applications/developer/50-volume-creme-developer/SBS-760637.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw9NeXBhAMEiwAbaY4ljKuMKxQO-Q4pOkARyR9fdNqxZIh2YECEFp-kUIG9gZqvau25vI2yxoCgh8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


Then just rinse off when done. I originally saw it on a video way back when for people restoring original Nintendos.