Retr0brite: Yellowing Computers Be Gone!

Retr0bright Commodore 64

The Commodore 64 experiment
(treated “Retr0bright” side is on the left!)

For those who still have an old “beige” computer that is no longer the clean color it once was, this is for you.

Many of those old computers were treated with flame retardant and with exposure to UV light, changed the color to that wonderful yellow that we see today. Well, a group of chemists, plastics engineers, and few Amiga fans have created a open-source “Oxy” cleaner for those yellow computers.

You can find out more at

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About Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.
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