Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Models & Toys
  Preventing yellowing of plastic space models

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Preventing yellowing of plastic space models
jonspace
New Member

Posts: 4
From: VA/MD USA
Registered: Jan 2014

posted 01-15-2014 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jonspace   Click Here to Email jonspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been reading these forums a long time and this is my first time posting. I own the Bandai Apollo 11 set and the Endeavour set. As a college student and NASA intern, these are my prized possessions!

I've been told to beware of handling and placement of the models because they could age poorly and yellow overtime. Besides keeping them away from fluorescent lights and direct sunlight, are there other preventative methods you recommend? How do you folks manage this?

I like having them on my desk and don't want to stash them away in the dark. Any and all insight on yellowing welcome.

Orthon
Member

Posts: 113
From: Gilbert, Arizona 85296
Registered: May 2002

posted 01-15-2014 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Orthon   Click Here to Email Orthon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent question. I had the Revell 1:96 Saturn V and the flat plastic that is rolled to form the stages yellowed badly.

chameloon
New Member

Posts: 4
From: Europe
Registered: Jan 2014

posted 01-20-2014 04:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chameloon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are solutions to yellowing.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2014 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement