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Is it possible to remove yellow from old white telephone?

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shodatin Mon 29-Aug-11 00:49:18

Already tried bleach, toothpaste, Cif, travel-wash, lemonjuice, denture tabs etc. and too mean to buy new one for bedroom.

Teamdoodle Mon 29-Aug-11 09:17:27

Sorry, I don't have any ideas but I found this discussion on another website which you might find interesting (if not providing a solution) http://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=7225 . It seems the damage may be due to sunlight and permanent.

shodatin Mon 29-Aug-11 11:24:53

Many thanks Teamdoodle, for saving me lots more cleaning attempts. Have decided to paint most of it, leaving just buttons discoloured - looks OK

onelily Mon 29-Aug-11 12:19:52

Hey its great teamdoodle...will try..thankssmile

shodatin Mon 29-Aug-11 21:37:01

Have now managed to get correct link and read forum as above, which was indeed interesting, as peroxide was the one chemical I'd forgotten. Will try using it with a cotton-bud on the buttons, but am quite pleased with the painted effect so far and it was definitely caused by sunlight.
Just remembered seeing sticky-backed plastic film with peel-off characters, no doubt designed for just this purpose on phones & keyboards, so will try this.

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