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    A question for you anal clean freaks out there

    I have a pair of boots which have cast into the plastic heel cup and plastic shin guards raised lettering with the name of the company in white. Over time, these white letters have begun to yellow from either the sun, UV, heat or a combination of the three. I have tried every cleaner I know of to try to get them back to white but no luck.

    Any advice short of "Buy new boots" would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your ideas and/or smartass comments.
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    I don't know about the other "anal clean freaks" but I would use a bidet......

    I don't think any cleaner is going to work. They are probably like stained teeth and may perhaps respond to some unknown chemical that will eat away the leather of the boots. Besides replacing the boots you could just live with the discoloration. Baring that hideous and preposterous path, you could perhaps find a paint that is made for plastics and repaint them in the color of your dreams. There are plastic primers and paints available. It will require patience, a steady hand and time. Free time is something we all seem to have an ample supply of at the moment.
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    Aged patina...go with it.
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    Is the lettering reflective?
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    Cleaner, no. Try White leather paint.
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    The plastic has probably changed color from UV radiation and there is nothing that will change it back. So you can paint it or otherwise live with it I think. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powwow View Post
    Aged patina...go with it.
    Just think of the lost value when the worthless grand nephew gets the appraisal on Antiques Roadshow........
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    7 responses and 3 smartass remarks, including Kevin's response with both - a good ratio!

    No, the lettering isn't/wasn't reflective.

    I fear that Paul has the cause nailed and its what I suspected. As I'm neither Van Gogh nor Picasso painting isn't an option. I guess I'll just have to live with it, worthless grandnephew be damned.

    Thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    7 responses and 3 smartass remarks, including Kevin's response with both - a good ratio!

    No, the lettering isn't/wasn't reflective.

    I fear that Paul has the cause nailed and its what I feared. As I'm neither Van Gogh nor Picasso painting isn't an option. I guess I'll just have to live with it, worthless grandnephew be damned.

    Thanks guys!
    Glad to help, anytime....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Glad to help, anytime....
    Your grandnephew will be glad to receive unadulterated goods without amateur painting. My painting skills might rival yours for inadequacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Your grandnephew will be glad to receive unadulterated goods without amateur painting. My painting skills might rival yours for inadequacy.
    It's really a downside of death, that you don't get to watch extended family pick-over your old crap. Or, see their baffled expressions when the lawyer reads the will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    It's really a downside of death, that you don't get to watch extended family pick-over your old crap. Or, see their baffled expressions when the lawyer reads the will.
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    Boots

    Let your bike get really crappy looking and people wont notice boots
    I dont think most people notice boots unless someone is kicking them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    I dont think most people notice boots unless someone is kicking them
    ... or is a pole dancer!
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