Last year we revealed how you can brighten up your standard white Dreamcast using nothing more than a fairly cheap hair serum and a bit of sunshine. Granted, the sunshine might be a problem if (like me) you live in the UK and the sun appears only once every 16 years after a drawn out ritual and sacrifice; but if you managed to try it on a rare day that it stopped raining and the clouds parted, you'll find it worked a treat at banishing the dreaded yellowing. As a side note, all of the systems I treated back then are still bone white to this day, so the fears that the yellowing would return with a vengeance have not been realised as yet.
This is all well and good if you have a standard Dreamcast, but what if you have a Dreamcast that's a different colour? Black, for example? While black Dreamcasts such as the Sega Sports and Regulation 7 special editions don't suffer from yellowing, they can get scuffed and light surface scratches show up clear as day. I know this because recently I was lucky enough to take delivery of two such systems:
recently reported method of using industrial strength dye...but I didn't trust myself not to get it all over the walls and floor of my overly beige abode.
To give an idea of the level of scuffage, here's a picture illustrating how marked the Sega Sports one was (the R7 was similar but the picture I took appears to have corrupted):
Once they were dry, I sprayed the shells with the bumper/tire colour restorer, let it 'soak in' for about a minute and then rubbed it off with a
|Mr Yukawa would approve.|