Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Restore Ugly, Faded Plastic to Its Former Shine Using Vaseline


If you have some old, faded electronics or other plastic gadgets in your house, you can make them look great again with just a dab of Vaseline.
While really old and yellowed plastic might need something like Retr0bright to bring back their color, you might be able to get by with the petroleum jelly sitting in your cupboard. Flickr user linux-works discovered, after buying some old audio equipment on eBay, that a simple wash with soap and water didn't do much to help the old, faded, plastic knobs. However, a bit of antibiotic ointment (which uses a petroleum base) shined them right up—see the picture above. The top knobs have been restored, while the bottom knobs were merely washed with soap and water. Just rub it on, leave it for a minute, and wipe it off. Comment below if this worked for you.


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