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Retr0Bright restores vintage computer plastic to like-new condition

Apple Mac SE/30 before Retr0Bright restoration

Although James Wages' vintage Apple Macintosh SE/30 computer system worked, the external plastic had turned a dingy shade of yellow.

Using a homemade solution of household chemicals, nicknamed "Retr0Bright," Wages was able to restore the plastic on the computer, keyboard, and mouse to like-new condition.

These photos document his process and the amazing results. Many thanks to James for allowing TechRepublic to republish these photos. For more information on how James restored this system and lots of other great Mac photos, check out his Flickr photostream.

Photo by James Wages

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