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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2018 5:50 PM

I know using peroxide to remove yellowing is old news at this point, but I thought this is pretty telling of what actually could be done with it. This console was the worst I've ever seen and I was amazed at just how well it turned out. I used clear liquid developer, completely submerged the casing in the sun for a day.

Before and after:

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I did end up getting some minor burning on the dark gray area, I guess from leaving it in too long and decided to paint it since there was no text that would be covered.



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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2018 6:04 PM

wowee, that looks nice!

 

as an aside, i've always felt the Super Famicom looked so much better aesthetically than the Super Nintendo.



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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2018 6:14 PM

 

 

as an aside, i've always felt the Super Famicom looked so much better aesthetically than the Super Nintendo.

Agreed. That's actually why I bought it over an SNES.



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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2018 6:15 PM

What a great before and after!! And I agree with Señor Dug, too bad our American SNES looked so purple and dumb.

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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2018 7:28 PM

It may have been boxy and weird, but on the bottom around all sides it was ribbed for your pleasure.



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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2018 7:30 PM

NICE WORK THERE!



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 7:20 AM

Did you use only hydrogen peroxide or add that Oxyclean stuff too?

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 8:32 AM

Just straight developer from a beauty supply store, half 40 volumeand half 20. All the other ingredients I've seen mentioned for retro bright seem to be completely unnecessary.

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 9:03 AM

What a great before and after!! And I agree with Señor Dug, too bad our American SNES looked so purple and dumb.

Why so much animosity for the boxy north american design? Also it plays Super Famicom games if you break the tabs with a pair of pliers.

 

It may have been boxy and weird, but on the bottom around all sides it was ribbed for your pleasure.

Purple is my favorite color btw. Also hooray for carts that display end labels when stacked on a shelf. Now if only the N64 carts were designed like that. :P



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 12:24 PM

Did you use that red label white bottle stuff you find for developer at Sally Beauty Supply as that stuff works perfectly and without the mess and trouble of making it yourself and finding the stuff to do it, less messy too as it has good consistency.



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 2:05 PM

Super Fami is sexy but I actually like the SNES design.



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 2:11 PM

I think the SNES design might be better received if it wasn't so pastel purple. The SFC has a nice white/gray with a splash of primary colors.



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 2:32 PM

Why so much animosity for the boxy north american design? Also it plays Super Famicom games if you break the tabs with a pair of pliers.

 

Purple is my favorite color btw. Also hooray for carts that display end labels when stacked on a shelf. Now if only the N64 carts were designed like that. :P

 

Because it looks like ... how do you say? Ass. 

 

I have the "slim" redesign which I like a lot more. I never liked the ribby purple box though it's kinda cute in Mini size. 

 

As with other things, what's inside is more important, and I do like the games on the thing, despite the fugly case. 

 

And now I want to dig up that old video game magazine article, "everything you wanted to know about snes but were afraid to ask"



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 2:49 PM

Did you use that red label white bottle stuff you find for developer at Sally Beauty Supply as that stuff works perfectly and without the mess and trouble of making it yourself and finding the stuff to do it, less messy too as it has good consistency.

The clear liquid version of that stuff is what i used. I've found that if you submerge it in the liquid developer as opposed to brushing the thicker stuff on, you don't get any discoloration/uneveness from the cling wrap touching the plastic.

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 2:56 PM

I don't have a problem with the color scheme of the NA SNES as much as I do the shape. We all saw the Super Fami in EGM (or at least I did) back in the day and it looked SO COOL!

 

And then when it came out it was like, hey that's not what we were promised. There's a fair amount of nostalgia I have for the ribbed NA box, but I've always loved the look of the Super Fami or EU SNES better. Wonder if I can get a Euro SNES Classic mini enclosure and put my NA one in there. Or if I can just get a European one without too much markup. Hmm....

 

Back on topic of this thread: whoa, holy crap that's a huge difference. Great job. 


Edited by derFunkenstein, Wed Aug 8, 2018 2:57 PM.


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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 3:39 PM

The clear liquid version of that stuff is what i used. I've found that if you submerge it in the liquid developer as opposed to brushing the thicker stuff on, you don't get any discoloration/uneveness from the cling wrap touching the plastic.

Oooh nice thought.  I hadn't seen that, just the creme that some dude did a before/after video with that I found very helpful.  I've been meaning to get a UV light as I have some SNES/GB games that could use the help due to those cheap tainted (randomly) plastics they used in those years that turn foul.



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 4:24 PM

I've heard you have to treat the plastic with some sort of moisturizer to keep it from cracking. That makes sense, because man does the case of a Super Nintendo get brittle in a hurry. It's like they made these things out of saltines or something.



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 6:06 PM

Here's the stuff i soaked it in20180808_200431.jpg




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