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Hope someone can give some advice, I recently bought an old rover police car via e-bay, That has the usual "yellowing"
on the white body.
Please does any one have tips or advice on how to repair the body

Is it possible to repair the damage

Cheers Wayne

Not sure if you can get Novus Plastic polish here in the u.k, if you can get some, it works great, removed scratches from windscreen, and removed the yellowing your on about, but if you can't use the old modellers trick ......... toothpaste, yes it does work, put some on a damp cloth and rub away, the yellow should come off.

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See, Dr Pea- we got you in the end!
Singalong with me-
'The people's teeth are deepest yellow... lalallallla...
(can't remember the words, like all good socialists)
We'll keep the yellow flag flying here.'

Mind, if you'd taken the advice of a truly memorable 60s advert (and it seems as if some of us do, even if it's only for plastic toy cars..)
'You'll wonder where the yellow went
When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent!'

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I just thought that I would resurrect this thread really was intrigued to see if any of the suggestions worked, well okay I tried one... Tracking down that pesky Novus super polish is a bit of a trek, yet to find any sold at a UK online retailer, haven't got round to ordering from overseas yet, surely there is a similar substance found here?

Sooo the next suggestion toothpaste...

I dug out a suitable candidate, an old McLaren stripped of decals, however the number roundels had been previously removed leaving a white circle on a yellowed body.


Scrub, scrub, scrub away I did... is this a wind up? After a good few minutes there appeared erm, diddly squat difference; apart from some faint surface scratches where the tooth paste has attacked the plastic.

Ahhh, please remind me again... How much scrubbing is actually required?

I always previously thought that the yellowing was more than surface level resulting in permanent discolouration? Otherwise if it is just surface level as this thread suggests, it could in theory be rubbed off?

Also, the yellowing/browning effect common on old cars is caused by old tyres?

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