white translucent plastic has turned brown


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meirman

I have a small easy-mount fluorescent fixture with a white translucent
plastic diffuser that has turned brown. It casts less light and is
sort of ugly. Is there anyway to make the plastic white again??

Thanks.

(I actually have two that a friend gave me. But I only have a place
to use one, so far.)

Meirman

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Edwin Pawlowski

meirman said:
I have a small easy-mount fluorescent fixture with a white translucent
plastic diffuser that has turned brown. It casts less light and is
sort of ugly. Is there anyway to make the plastic white again??
No. once discolored they stay that way. Over time, they all do that.
 
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meirman

In alt.home.repair on Mon, 15 Nov 2004 14:26:56 GMT "Edwin Pawlowski"
No. once discolored they stay that way. Over time, they all do that.
Thanks to both of you. I thought if the brown part didn't go all the
way through and if no solvent will take it off, sanding it might.

But I can accept that they won't.

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New & Improved - N/F John

A friend of mine gave me a piece of plastic for my kitchen ceiling fixture.
My fixture is hard wired. He said it would not yellow because it wasn't
made of Styrene. Styrene is a very cheap plastic. The plastic he gave me
has been on the ceiling for 20 years +/-.
 

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