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

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Sun Jul 31 00:55:26 EDT 2016

I don't actually use retrobrite, but the salon creme, which in my experience is not as harsh (at least to date, only true length of time will tell!)
Regardless, thank you for the heads up, I am aware of that thread and the controversies/debates surrounding the process. Sometimes it's fun just to sit back and watch the threads on various forums go back and forth about the process!! 

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> On Jul 31, 2016, at 12:52 AM, Jonathan Gevaryahu via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> https://www.reddit.com/r/gamecollecting/comments/4pdwhw/my_theory_on_retr0bright/
> 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.
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