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Post# 1163649   11/11/2022 at 17:02 (529 days old) by Huebschman (Quebec, CA)        

The plastic side and aluminum front panels of my 2009 Huebsch ZWN432 (and matching dryer) consoles has yellowed over time. Do anyone have a magic trick to get them whiter (bleach doesn't work) ???

... Other than changing the parts of course.


Post# 1163697 , Reply# 1   11/12/2022 at 11:12 (529 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan and Palm Springs, CA)        

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Try hair bleach (from the beauty store)...smear some on and cover w/plastic wrap.

Post# 1163702 , Reply# 2   11/12/2022 at 12:04 (529 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Look up restoring yellow plastic with hydrogen peroxide and sunlight and or ultra violet light.

Post# 1163708 , Reply# 3   11/12/2022 at 12:38 (529 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Remove the parts and spray paint them with white spray paint that is compatible for plastic Is by far the best way to restore nice factory white finish that will not yellow in the future.

John L

Post# 1164613 , Reply# 4   11/23/2022 at 01:50 (518 days old) by huebschman (Quebec, CA)        

Thanks Jamie!!!
Why I haven't thought of this is beyond me... And I dye my hair!!!

Did a spot check and got some result. So I set up a small station on top of dryer and brushed the stuff over the surfaces (used 3% / 10 Vol. hydrogen peroxide cream) over a few days. Did not bother with the plastic wrap (too much hassle) and applied whenever I came around to it (every 8 to 12 hours).

After 8 applications, I got the desired result. It is not enamel white but good enough for me.

Will buy the stronger stuff (peroxide) to maintain every now and then. Thanks again.

P.S.: Did wonders on the extra rince button also :)

Post# 1164614 , Reply# 5   11/23/2022 at 01:55 (518 days old) by huebschman (Quebec, CA)        

Might even get whiter over time. We'll see...

Post# 1164801 , Reply# 6   11/25/2022 at 01:51 (516 days old) by huebschman (Quebec, CA)        

Forgot to mention... Gave the panel a wipe with a wet rag after (what I decided would be) the final application.

Lots of yellow on that rag. Did not wipe in between applications. FYI.

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