I am the porud owner of a model 2 white saturn, which is slowly turning an off white. Has anyone out there found a way that will return the console back to its original colour with cleaners etc, or is it something to do with the actiual plastic and no way around it?
Hmmm, from that document you gave me, it seems that it may have something to do with UV..... but i just bought the saturn new (believe it or not) about 6 months ago, everything wraped in plastic, etc.
The discoloration only seems to be at the front of the saturn where the buttons are, so to me it seems like dirty hands etc, but it would have to be fairly crap plastic to discolour so quickly. Plus im not a grub, so i dont know why it gets so dirty so quickly.
The reason why i thought that it might be UV, is because that when you open the CD tray, it is really white inside.
If itÂ´s turning a sad yellow, solar radiation can be responsible. But maybe itÂ´s dirty. When I repair old computers like Amstrad CPC Plus, C64 or A500 I always use a wet tooth cleaner and alcohol, I obtain good results. Maybe ItÂ´s a better idea the use of water products, like the soap you use with dishes, and the tooth cleaner. ItÂ´s less agressive to the machine. Maybe, the problem itÂ´s only this... last day I cleaned my saturn RAM cartrigde, wich was turning gray, and now itÂ´s white again
( oh !, and RAM cartrigde itÂ´s only six months old !!, and I never touch it directly with my hands... you saturn is old enough to be dirty )
Thats a common problem with the Super NES, the cartridge in area would stay greay, but the rest of the system would turn a yellow type colour. Its a pain in the ass and uglies up the system quite a bit.
The funkiest discoloration I have ever seen is the model 1 Super Nintendo. The top half of the casing is UV resistent but the bottom isin't So after years of use the bottom begins to yellow and the top half stays as beautiful as the day you got it
The model 2 system was made entirely of UV resistent plastic.
And yes, I have seen this happen to more than 20 model 1 snes units almost all located in smoke-free homes
Hey, if you're looking for a pretty good solution to your stuff changing weird-ass colors, look for this spray dye stuff called Molecubond. Most wal-marts and auto stores have it. It's like a plastic and vinyl dye, and it will change ANY video game system to whatever color you want. White, red, black, gray, green, blue.....
It's neat the way it works, it just kind of seeps into the plastic and changes the color... it doesn't layer up like paint. I took my nasty-ass yellowing SNES and sprayed it with black; now it looks like it was molded in black plastic...
A sure fire way would be to use something really abrasive that actually eats off the top layer of plastic. You could try some White Spirit as this seems to be aggressive in this manner, but do it somewhere that you'll not notice it if it screws up.
In the future, keep it out of direct sunlight as this will cause the most damage.
its risky, just drop the casing in a bucket of bleach for a few hours, the shit is corroxive, buut if you notice any odd bubling, take t out.. put it in the dishwasher maybe, what gets my shoes clean , haha