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 an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist and Trainer for OIT. Since 1996, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through managing the SMU STAR Program and now as part of OIT's Customer Service Team. In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family.  
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