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Old 09-29-2005, 03:13 AM   #1
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The heads on our Velvac mirrors are beginning to discolor, from white to a light yellow tint. I am sure that process will continue and they will become more yellow as time goes by. I have seen other mirror heads on dealer's lots which also are turning color. I am wondering what others who have experienced the same with Velvac have done to restore the original bright white color to the mirror heads. I am going to contact Velvac for their recommendation. I have found them to be very responsive to other issues in the past. Thanks for your response. RZ
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:13 AM   #2
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The heads on our Velvac mirrors are beginning to discolor, from white to a light yellow tint. I am sure that process will continue and they will become more yellow as time goes by. I have seen other mirror heads on dealer's lots which also are turning color. I am wondering what others who have experienced the same with Velvac have done to restore the original bright white color to the mirror heads. I am going to contact Velvac for their recommendation. I have found them to be very responsive to other issues in the past. Thanks for your response. RZ
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I saw another post where the same thing was happening to wheel hubs. Might want to monitor that thread as well.
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Many of the vinyl-plastic comp[ounds discolor with age and not much can be done. Velvac can provide a new mirrow housing though, and their parts prices aren't unreasonable. They will sell direct to you via their web site.

I did have moderate success restoring a refrigerator outside grill cover once. It had yellowed badly and it was fix or replace, so I tried everything. The only thing that worked was lacquer thinner, which actually softened and removed a bit of the surface. If I wiped it across the surface I got a decent white color, but it was hard to get it smooth and unstreaked. Took me awhile to develop my technique, but I eventually got it more-or-less acceptable looking. You could try it IF you are prepared to buy new housings anyway, but I'm not promising acceptable results. "Your mileage may vary".
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I've used Bar Keepers Friend to remove the yellow from fridge vent cover.
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