HELP! Has anyone figured how to get the yellowing off the 4 speed lift shifter knob pattern?

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  1. RMTZ28

    RMTZ28 Member

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    Have mine upside down in a small amount of hydrogen peroxide now. but am skeptical that it will lighten the pattern. Any ideas?
     
  2. zfool

    zfool Veteran Member

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  3. zfool

    zfool Veteran Member

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    The yellowing is probably due to the oils in the paint. Some paints can't be restored it seems. Maybe someone has a tip from the art world on restoration of oil based paint.
     
  4. zfool

    zfool Veteran Member

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    Worth a shot maybe

    Conservators refer to saliva as 'natural emulsifier'. They often keep a little jar on hand. You should be sure there are no condition issues with your paintings first, as any cleaning method could result in paint loss. Pay careful attention to how well the oil paint is adhered to the canvas. Take any painting with condition issues to a professional conservator. If they do suggest repairs, seek a second opinion.
     
  5. Z28PILOT

    Z28PILOT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sounds good on pancakes
     
  6. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Are you suggesting he hold his knob in his mouth for a couple of days? :confused:

    Are they painted or are they molded in white?
    If they are molded in white... It's probably a reaction to sunlight or oxygen which gradually changes the color of the resin/binder used in its manufacture.
    I doubt there is much which can be done in that case.
     
  7. zfool

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    Yes Twisted LMAO 2 and no more than 4 days
     

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