Restore Ugly, Faded Plastic To Its Former Shine Using Vaseline

If you have some old, faded electronics or other plastic gadgets in your house, you can make them look great again with just a dab of Vaseline.

Flickr user linux-works discovered, after buying some old audio equipment on eBay, that a simple wash with soap and water didn't do much to help the old, faded, plastic knobs. However, a bit of antibiotic ointment (which uses a petroleum base) shined them right up — see the picture above. The top knobs have been restored, while the bottom knobs were merely washed with soap and water. Just rub it on, leave it for a minute, then wipe it off. Hit the link to read more.

How to Restore Shine to Faded Knobs [Flickr via How-To Geek]


    Or silicone grease/spray. Petroleum jelly can be a bit rough on some old plastics.

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