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An introduction to Yellowness:
When it comes to computers and video consoles, you really want to keep the original case, even more, that old school case is one of the reasons why is so cool and nostalgic. But, the brown-yellow ish color you see in many old devices is not nostalgic, is basically a layer of matter that got oxidised with time and UV exposure.
Certain old devices were coated with a substance to make them fire-retardant, as they were made using ABS plastic. This layer gets more or less brown depending in what life the device had… Sun or smoke will make them go yellow in the more exposed areas.
The first step in restoring an old device to its glory is take it apart and clean it. It doesn’t matter how dirty it look at first, all devices get better after some cleaning with just soapy water and a toothbrush.
Never throw your old toothbrush, this is an amazing little device that will help you in many projects. It´s extremely efficient when cleaning plastic cases with the help of just some warm water and soap. The most dirty parts are normally around the button pads, the speaker holes and any engraving, but brushing in different directions and under running water leaves them perfectly clean of grease and dirt.