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Lego Restoration
Clean and restore old yellowed parts back to normal.
About this creation
Restoring and cleaning old LEGO bricks is something that gives me a lot of satisfaction. When I take a brick that most people might just toss in the trash and bring it back to its initial state, I get a good feeling. Granted some times a brick is beyond repair. Yellowed bricks, once thought to be permanently damaged, have been reversed back to normal. I saw this article on TBB.. HERE and immediately tried it out. I read through all the links on the process and figured out how I was going to do it.

Here are some of my first trials.

***CAUTION***
This process involves using a high percentage of Hydrogen Peroxide. So please read up and take the necessary precautions before doing this. Maybe help from an adult if needed.


^^ Classic Pirate flag. White with black printing. Process took about 2 hours.


^^ Nasty old clear slope. Process took about 6 hours.

***PROCESS***
First read everything HERE.

***RECIPE***
For a bunch of parts I just made a liquid solution. I am planning on doing some baseplates and will use the gel mixture.

For the Liquid:
500 ml - 12% Hydrogen Peroxide
1/4 tsp - Oxy Detergent

***THOUGHTS***
WOW!!!! I am so happy with the results. I have turned a bunch of old whites back to their original state. Old gray are also showing good results. Blue, I'm finding a little more difficult. I think I botched the mixture for blue and got some white blooming. Clear, works great. Printed bricks, very nice and no fading in the printing.

***LINKS***
retr0bright - founders of the process
Lego Restoration - a site specifically using the process on LEGO.






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  February 5, 2010
Wow, thats really great! Thanks for sharing this with us. ~Flare
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  October 12, 2009
Cool, thanks for sharing!
 
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