Yellow!!!

Includes but not limited to: SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Gear and I guess the Virtual Boy.

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Yellow!!!

Post by specter539 » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:56 pm

i just got a snes today from a friend with a few games and like 3 controllers. i tested it out with kerbie (very fun game) and it worked just fine. the case is beat up tho and a couple small pieces of plastic are missing and the case is terribly yellow. is there any solution to take away this yellowing effect? like some sort of bath for it. (of course with all the electrical stuff out)

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Post by atari2600a » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:58 pm

bleach.

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Post by Twisted Warthog » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:06 pm

Mr Clean, Magic Eraser, Sand Paper (not a wise choice if you want it to look in good shape but gets most of the yellow off). And Acetone. Those are the only rehabilitating materials that come to mind right now. Hope i helped.

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Post by XPCportables » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:07 pm

bondo it up and paint it a beautiful white. It'll look awesome!

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Post by Twisted Warthog » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:10 pm

But don't paint kinda make it have that "glossy" effect? I think that some paints have that original plastic feel when they dry but i dunno.

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Post by wallydawg » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:16 pm

lets see pics so we can all have a Snes Yellow Off contest

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Post by vskid » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:40 pm

wallydawg wrote:lets see pics so we can all have a Snes Yellow Off contest

my entry:

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Dang, did you let that thing soak in pee since its release?
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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:44 pm

This really should be in the Super Nintendo forum.

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EDIT: Done! As for an answer to your question, I recommend you read this site. It gives a complete scientific breakdown of why the SNES yellows with time, and it really is very interesting! What it basically breaks down to is that the flame-retardant chemicals put in the SNES plastic to meet safety requirements will begin to color over time through exposure to oxygen and other components of the air. The only real way to fix this is to paint it and spray that layer of paint with UV protector. If the discoloration is very light, you may be able to use bleach/Magic Eraser to get rid of the discoloration, but most likely not. For the heavy stuff, if you don't wish to paint your console, just take some acetone and rub it off. Or sandpaper, perhaps. Beware, though, what acetone does is actually melt the plastic off, so don't say I didn't warn you!

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Post by Kurt_ » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:00 pm

Get some Krylon Fusion Paint. Be Creative with colours
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Post by specter539 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:47 pm

after looking at it a bit i noticed how brittle the plastic was and how many pieces of plastic were missing from the case (rattling on the inside), i decide to just turn it portable. I checked out that website and it is very interesting

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Post by G-force » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:53 pm

Even if you expose the plastic by melting it off, it will just happen again with time. Paint is the answer! :) The idea of white sounds great, but black even better. Everything is better in black.

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Post by specter539 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:13 pm

agreed, black looks great, but its too late. the case is in 1,549 peices in the trash. I found a new way to open one of those pesty things in the process. It was just too brittle to withstand any impact at all. I used one of those poker tools and just hit the thing really hard. does anybody just replace the old brittle case with a new vacuumed formed/cnc one?

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Post by grahf » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:27 pm

I would love to have an aluminum case CNCs for a SNES. That would be cool :D

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