White Bumpers turn Yellow

Khryz

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Jan 7, 2007
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Had my white bumper for about 3 weeks and the corners on the backside of the bumpers are turning yellow.

It's not like I lie it on dirt - only my pocket and when I get home I even rest it on a micro-fiber cloth.

This sucks - now I want a black one but I can't even order them now right?
 

RetiredInFl

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Jul 7, 2008
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FORMERLY NJ now FL
Had my white bumper for about 3 weeks and the corners on the backside of the bumpers are turning yellow.

It's not like I lie it on dirt - only my pocket and when I get home I even rest it on a micro-fiber cloth.

This sucks - now I want a black one but I can't even order them now right?
It's the 4 packs of cigarettes a day that cause that.
 

Block

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Jun 28, 2007
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Baking Soda will fix it. The magic eraser sort of works but causes minor abrasion and some of the darker spots won't come off.
 

ucfgrad93

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Aug 17, 2007
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Had my white bumper for about 3 weeks and the corners on the backside of the bumpers are turning yellow.

It's not like I lie it on dirt - only my pocket and when I get home I even rest it on a micro-fiber cloth.

This sucks - now I want a black one but I can't even order them now right?

Pics or it didn't happen.;) But seriously, it would be nice to see what is happening here.
 

james92se

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Jun 21, 2010
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No yellow on mine either, and I've had it a few weeks now. Mine gets really dirty but I wipe it down every few days with alcohol and it cleans it right up
 

IrishVixen

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Jun 20, 2010
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Just a heads up: Neither the Magic Eraser nor the baking soda paste nor the boiling removes black scuff marks from a light colored bumper. Other dirt seems to come off pretty easily though.

Hmm...OxyClean, maybe? Works on all sorts of stuff.
 

IrishVixen

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Jun 20, 2010
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Why bother with any of that stuff? Simple rubbing alcohol works just fine...

Probably works fine on regular grime; does nothing on the black scuffs I got from the belt clip I was using. It's a black rubberized plastic of some sort, and it's left marks where it rubbed against the bumper. I've managed to lighten them somewhat, but not remove them completely.
 

Block

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Jun 28, 2007
843
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Why bother with any of that stuff? Simple rubbing alcohol works just fine...

It doesn't work on a lot of stuff.



The baking soda didn't work?!?! :eek: I have no idea then, tell me if you find something better! So far it has mostly cleaned the bumper for me (certain corner spots won't go away). I found that if you leave it on for ~15 minutes it works better.
 

mr lee

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Jul 5, 2010
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yea they do get pretty dirty, it just sucks having to clean something you use so often as opposed to having a black one where you really don't have to worry about that.
 
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