(Topic ID: 156145)

Want to "yellow" new white pop-bumper bases

By wrd1972

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by wrd1972
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#1 5 years ago

I am restoring a 1962 Williams Tradewinds. I have new pop bumper bases but they are very white in appearance. The white fetures on the PF obviously have yellowed over time so the white bases really look out of sorts when installed.

Anyone have an idea for "yellowing" these new pop bumper bases so their appearance looks a bit more natural?

Many thanks.

#2 5 years ago

I have no practical experience but I wonder if you can buy a few spares to experiment with. Try soaking in tea or coffee for extended periods of time?

#3 5 years ago

Yeah coffee works great I've done it a couple of times. Just take a pot and boil a good bit of coffee until it is nice and dark, let the water cool back down and leave the plastic in there for about an hour. See how it looks, if it needs more leave it in there for another hour or so and repeat til you get the right shade. Just make sure you check it often.

#4 5 years ago

Thanks guys. The coffee did the trick. But I did mess upp on one and boiled coffee and the piece turned brown. Works better at hot but not boiling hot.

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