Cleaning an original Game Boy?

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  1. Lycanroc
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    So, my Game Boy, like many others, has started taking up on a yellow-ish color. Does anyone know a good way to clean it up so it would look like a good ol' gray Game Boy again? Which cleaning solutions to use, safest ways to disassemble it and such?
     
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    Try with some javel water and cleaning linen.
     
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    Does anyone have any experiences with Hydrogen Peroxide? I just found a bunch of articles and videos of people cleaning old plastic with it.
     
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    My friend used peroxide on a SNES and got decent results. Not amazing, it wasn't like "day one" brand new, but it definitely helped.
     
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    You could purchase a new housing shell? Not particularly pricey and a lot less hassle than peroxide!
     
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    Just buy some strong cleaning wipes or some sort of pure alcohol from like a hardware store, pure alcohol will clean off basically anything so don't use it over any lables or anything.
     
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    Alcohol won't do it if the plastic itself has turned colors, then it is the hydrogen peroxide cream, retrobrite, or basically forget it.
     
  8. ZakDendy

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    For the same price of peroxide creams etc, and without all the hassle, try these new shells - newly cast too! http://asmretro.com/dmg-shells

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