Countermeasures for "yellowing" of plastic! About cause of yellowish and coping method
- How to deal with yellowing caused by cigarettes
- How to handle yellowing caused by additives
- How to deal with aging deterioration
How to deal with yellowing caused by cigarettes
There are several causes of yellowing of plastic. The first is by "cigarette". Nicotine in cigarettes causes yellowing of the plastic. Food waste also causes yellowing, but like tobacco nicotine, it is a minor cause of plastic yellowing.
As a remedy, using "melamine sponge" is a quick way. Melamine sponges, which are also sold at 100 yen stores, use water, so when you want to eliminate the yellowing of plastic that is the parts of items that are vulnerable to water, such as electronic devices, remove the plastic parts and do the cleaning work.
How to handle yellowing caused by additives
Next is yellowing due to "additives". Yellowing is caused by chemical changes in plastic additives. This yellowing is relatively easy to eliminate, even if it is not as tobacco or eating.
It is "bleaching agent" to use. At the same time we use bleach, we also use "sunlight". As a concrete method, dilute the bleach with water (follow the usage of the bleach) and soak the plastic parts.
After a while, it will be sun-dried, but if possible it is recommended to leave it for about a week. After that, if you wash the bleach and drop it, you should be able to eliminate yellowing and odor.
How to deal with aging deterioration
The last is yellowing by "aging deterioration". Plastic is sturdy, but it will age over time. This is the cause of yellowing due to the deterioration of the components contained in the plastic, and basically it can not be eliminated in any way, including the above easy methods.
As a remedy, think that there is nothing but replacing the plastic part itself. It is highly likely that the parts themselves are degraded, and yellowing is not only a bad appearance but also includes durability problems, so please consider ordering, securing and replacing parts without leaving them .
Plastic parts are often used in important parts such as equipment, and in some cases, deterioration or damage of plastic parts can cause fatal damage to the whole equipment.