[Photos] Wang 725 retrobrighted

So I recently got hold of a 28 year old Wang keyboard that was very dirty and the ABS plastic on the case had some fairly heavy yellowing going on. I really wanted to restore this beauty to its former self so this weekend I took the time to retrobright it. The before and after is pretty telling. I used 30% hydrogen peroxide and small UV lamp. The keycaps were just very dirty and since they are PBT they didn't need retrobright.

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Good work.
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Good job. I suspect that this is one that I had seen for sale not too long ago. :)
Surreal to see Swedish legends ... on most of the keys, but not all.
Oh. Nice that it has convex modifier keys on the bottom row.
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Findecanor wrote:Good job. I suspect that this is one that I had seen for sale not too long ago. :)
Surreal to see Swedish legends ... on most of the keys, but not all.
Oh. Nice that it has convex modifier keys on the bottom row.

Yeah it's the latest one from Tradera. Action ended last week. I'm so glad I got it because it's an amazing keyboard. I love Alps and prefer them when I'm not using Topre. And yes the Swedish legends are awesome (I prefer ISO when I can get it) the double dye sub in particular which makes the keyboard very colorful. The Swedish ISO-variant really seems the most awesome out of all the variants I've seen when it comes to this board.
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I have an NIB one, but yours looks better than mine after your retrobrite job!
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Hypersphere wrote:I have an NIB one, but yours looks better than mine after your retrobrite job!

Maybe it got a little bleached. But it will eventually fade back to more yellow after a few years like other stuff I have retrobrighted in the past even though it has been in the dark.
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deeyay wrote:
Hypersphere wrote:I have an NIB one, but yours looks better than mine after your retrobrite job!

Maybe it got a little bleached. But it will eventually fade back to more yellow after a few years like other stuff I have retrobrighted in the past even though it has been in the dark.

Thanks. Now I feel better! ;-)
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Nice work. How long did you leave it in the peroxide?
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snufflecat wrote:Nice work. How long did you leave it in the peroxide?

Around 12 hours =)
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deeyay wrote:
snufflecat wrote:Nice work. How long did you leave it in the peroxide?

Around 12 hours =)

With UV , sunlight..?

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lucar wrote:
deeyay wrote:
snufflecat wrote:Nice work. How long did you leave it in the peroxide?

Around 12 hours =)

With UV , sunlight..?

Luca

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Really a nice job! Thanks

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Very nice work, I need to do this with mine. Enjoy your Wang 725!
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