Restoring UV Damaged Lego - I didn't believe it till I tried it myself!

lukehankenobilukehankenobi Member Posts: 6
edited May 2011 in Building and Techniques
Put UV damaged Lego back in the Sun. Mine goes on a tray in the greenhouse. In a couple of days (sometimes longer) you will see amazing results. It works on Light Grey (Gray for our U.S. friends), Tan and White. I haven't tried any other colours (Colors) yet.

If anyone can explain why this works I would be very interested! How can the same thing that caused the problem, cure it?


  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    So, just to clarify, you don't treat the bricks first - you just put them back in the sun?
  • lukehankenobilukehankenobi Member Posts: 6
    If they have dust and dirt I wash them in hot water and Washing up liquid, rinse and dry, then bake in the sun. Forget Bleach, Forget Denture tablets and Forget the washing machine. As far as I know this is the only method that works. Tell Everyone!!! It should be common knowledge.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,257
    Per my message on another thread, this discussion is already ongoing elsewhere. so please post any further comments there :
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