[vcf-midatlantic] Retr0brite chemistry (was: Re: apple // monitor)

Jonathan Gevaryahu jgevaryahu at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 00:52:20 EDT 2016

On 7/31/2016 12:42 AM, Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Green screen or color? I have enough monitor IIs (green phosphor) I can definitely give you one (you'll have to live with some yellowing, haven't retrobrighted them yet)

Before retr0briting anything, take a look at this reddit thread, which 
examines the actual chemistry behind it.


TL/DR: New theory is peroxide in retr0brite just eats/degrades the 
outside layer of ABS (including the broken-down, discolored layer, 
making it appear lighter again), doesn't actually 'fix' anything, and 
the brown color has to do with the way ABS decays, has little or nothing 
to do with brominated fire retardants.

Jonathan Gevaryahu
jgevaryahu at gmail.com
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