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I have recently purchased a 1970 Chevelle and the rear plastic arm rests have turn yellow over the years is there anything out there that I can do to restore them to the Ivory color they were before. Also what is a protect-o-plate.
 

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The protect-o-plate is a metal tag that was glued to the warranty pamphlet.

I have all the info at my site to decode them.

http://silverstone.fortunecity.com/tvr/246/64_72_chevelle_protect_o_plate.html

I once got an ugly yellow stain off of a white door panel by wiping it with paint reducer. Nothing would touch it but this. I ended up cleaning the whole top of the panel with it and it brought back the nice white color.

USE CAUTION if trying it. I would use it sparingly too. (I just don't want to be responsible for ruining your armrests!)

Maybe you have an old one to test it on?



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paint reducer is a pretty harsh solvent, I would bet it will soften or eat the plastic.. how about redying the armrests? I have a pearl interior and had to redye my plastic armrests on the front doors, worked great..

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I have touched up bits of my Pearl Interior plastics (they get REALLY yellow with time.) I tried using Year One's 2 part Pearl system- base coat/pearl coat. It took a lot of base coat to cover the darker yellowed plastic. Seeing as how they are not cheap, if I had to do it again I'd first use non-specific white vinyl/plastic dye to get the pieces as bright as I can. White dye is availible in the paint isle of any über-automart. Then, the expensive Year One or other Pearl dye base coat can be used sparingly for merely toning the white, not covering to opaquely cover a darker base.

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The best way to clean them up is to paint em with interior paint. Any body shop supplier can mix the color for you, it usualy comes ready to spray.

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