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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #975 on: March 05, 2012, 08:36:56 PM »
Despite deciding to go a bit easier this month I've picked this up today  ::)



My SNES has been a bit temperamental recently so I've been on the lookout for a spare - what sealed this though was the Super Advantage joystick which i've always wanted ;D

Grand total £11

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #976 on: March 05, 2012, 08:58:15 PM »
Despite deciding to go a bit easier this month I've picked this up today  ::)



My SNES has been a bit temperamental recently so I've been on the lookout for a spare - what sealed this though was the Super Advantage joystick which i've always wanted ;D

Grand total £11

superb price, but ew, you'll have to play it in a shoebox. Or paint it!
nice work with the super advantage, shmups with those are awesome
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« Reply #977 on: March 05, 2012, 09:04:01 PM »
Agree it's a bit bleurgh - going to try and clean it up.

Painting is a good idea. Saw a really nice red one on eBay this week

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #978 on: March 05, 2012, 09:06:10 PM »
Have a word with stiggy2009 . . . retrobrite candidate if ever I saw one! :)
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #979 on: March 05, 2012, 10:08:41 PM »
Agree it's a bit bleurgh - going to try and clean it up.

Painting is a good idea. Saw a really nice red one on eBay this week

Don't paint it, they look nasty IMO, go for the Retr0bright, simple and very effective

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #980 on: March 06, 2012, 12:15:55 PM »
Never used Retr0brite - seen plenty about it online though

What are the results like?

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« Reply #981 on: March 06, 2012, 04:16:07 PM »
Take a look.at the topic I started in these forums. It is really easy, cheap and the results are great. Take your time, don't let the patient dry out and it will be fine

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« Reply #982 on: March 06, 2012, 05:56:40 PM »
Take a look.at the topic I started in these forums. It is really easy, cheap and the results are great. Take your time, don't let the patient dry out and it will be fine

does it actually work on SNES consoles though? I was under the understanding that nothing could bleach a snes?
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #983 on: March 06, 2012, 08:06:49 PM »
Take a look.at the topic I started in these forums. It is really easy, cheap and the results are great. Take your time, don't let the patient dry out and it will be fine

does it actually work on SNES consoles though? I was under the understanding that nothing could bleach a snes?

It's not bleaching, it is reversing the yellowing caused by the bromide that is used in plastics as a fire retardant when it is subjected to UV radiation. Funny that the cause is also part of the cure.
I have done several Atari ST's, C128's,Atari 800's etc etc etc.

Here is a thread that I started on Atari Age, the process has changed slightly, so read all 29 pages!
you will find examples of all sorts of plastics that have been treated in that thread, including Snes,nes,dreamcast etc etc

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/138244-how-to-remove-yellowing-from-an-old-atari-case/


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« Reply #985 on: March 06, 2012, 10:02:30 PM »
nice work!

found your thread on here too.

I'm the least impractical man in the world so need to build up the courage to give this a go    :D

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« Reply #986 on: March 07, 2012, 06:38:54 AM »
looks like some serious science you've got going on there. Must give it a go at some point.
Prolly will end up with it in my eyes though  :P
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« Reply #987 on: March 07, 2012, 09:36:55 AM »
Goggles and gloves are a must, it stings like f#@k

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #989 on: March 07, 2012, 11:28:06 AM »
Sort of retro - IFEL Master ROM/RAM for the BBC Master


IFEL Master ROM/RAM by Andys Retro Computers, on Flickr