Restoring original SNES that Iconic French Wonder Lamp 1 day ago   15:24

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This time I restored the original SNES. This is the PAL version and it is quite badly yellowed and dirty both inside and outside. Inside also had some stains of something which I seemed to be yogurt or other dairy product. It had been poured in from the game slot and it caused some trouble with reading the games. Luckily most of the yogurt had missed the pins. These retro consoles are lot of fun to restore. Thanks for watching. More info can be found after the links.

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The console was powering on but the games wouldn't work properly. sometimes there was no picture and only bad audio and sometimes the audio itself was fine but there was no picture. Only a couple of times I got it somewhat working but the picture and colors were still a little off.

I thought it had to be due to some sort of dirt or corrosion on the pins of the game slot. After opening it up I found loads of dust and dirt inside and the funniest part, some yogurt that had fallen down the game slot.

I used some isopropanol (isopropylic alcohol) to remove all the dirt and corrosion I found. Isopropanol is what is typically used for this because it doesn't contain almost any water and therefore it will not cause corrosion.

The main halves of the shell were also were yellowed. Something that is were common for the SNES due to teh type of plastic was used and the console heating up. I uesd hydrogen peroxide to de-yellow the parts. I thickened the hydrogen peroxide with gelatine so it wouldn't run off the shell immediately after it is applied. After that I wrapped the parts in cling wrap to prevent teh solution from evaporating. I also made a "solarium" from box, UV-led strip and aluminum. The aluminum is there to spread the light more evenly and to make it bounce around until it hits the shell. Nobody really known for sure what the chemical reaction behind this method called retrobrighting (or retr0brigting) is but tehre are some guesses about it online. UV-light and temperature seems to act as catalyst and speed up the process. The parts were almost done after less than a day but I had them in there for like 30 hours to be safe. After that I washed the parts and put the thing back together and works like a charm.

Thanks for reading all the way through.

Comments 1615 Comments

Odd Tinkering
Should I restore the north american model too?
fuck you
Hey coule you explain how the fuck jello took the yellow out of the plastic??
金色の影/紅闇
貴重なスーファミを壊す動画かと思ってイライラしながら見始めたら丁寧に扱ってるわ優しく手入れするわで涙出た、ありがとう…これからも大切に使ってください…
ArigatoDBD
who pours yogurt inside a snes?
Gus Buster
Yeah, sure.... yogurt
SmickFilms
Watery soap???
Isn't it soapy water
les Amateurs
Can you do for ps4 1st generation
les Amateurs
Actualy, is like a Asmr, thanks you!
柏立中
獅子王耶~~
Kiisshen
15:09 Suomi perkele?!??
Mat Gellar
Well done!!! It looks brand new. You did a really great job
Juan Agustin Rodriguez
Amazing!
I'm Watching You
Sad because retrobright don't work anymore 😢
Mirco Schlegel
Also in Kurzfassung er macht dreckige Sachen sauber juhu
Gray Plays
Subscribed because of the hidden subscribe :p fan-fucking-tastic
Jono Zygorodimos
Some lion king fan was master baiting to his snes
Meme God
I appreciate the fact you dont just talk for 45 minutes
Electric Shrapnel
And that's how dubstep was invented
Slushie Ray
Nothing gets even NEAR my Snes it is my precious childhood. That yogurt gave me anxiety....
だれも
wtf yogurt??
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Iconic French Wonder Lamp Restoring original SNES that 1 day ago   19:58

In this video i'm restoring an old french Wonder lamp.

My good friend TysyTube Restoration bought this Wonder lamp on a flea market in Paris. He asked me if I want to restore it and obviously I said yes. He already restored two of them himself, I link his videos and channel below. These Wonder lamps are very well known in France, they're used on railroads mostly as far as I know.
I first wanted to paint the inside of the lamp white, but as soon as I saw the amazing look of the sandblasted aluminium I decided to go with that. I just had to remove the casting marks first and then sandblast it again. I choose yellow for the lamp with black letters and black for the handle and the switch. It had a few brass parts that were deformed to keep them in place, which I had to grind away to loosen them. I made all these parts new on the lathe and mill and gave them a nice mirror polish. I deformed them again when reassembling, except for the threads. It was quite a challenge to organize the battery, as they're not produced anymore today. MC-51 rust remover did an amazing job on the very rusty steel parts, a bit of sanding and polishing and they appeared like brand new. Same goes for the plastic parts, I sanded them wet with 400 grit and polished them with car wax.
I really like how this lamp turned out, even that the colours are not original, the yellow goes very nice with the black and polished parts in my opinion. As I mentioned above, I'll keep this lamp for myself for display.

I hope you like my work and the video.

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Timestamps:

00:00 preview
00:33 disassembling
02:44 showing all the parts
02:59 removing the old paint with paint striper
03:40 sandblasting
04:11 restoring the aluminium case
05:14 restoring the aluminium back plate
06:03 sandblasting the inside again
06:21 polishing the brass part of the aluminium case
06:35 restoring the switch
07:01 restoring the handle
07:28 applying two component filler before painting
08:06 applying two component primer
08:18 wet sanding the primer
08:30 applying two component yellow coat (signal yellow RAL1003)
08:36 applying two component black coat (jet black RAL9005)
08:42 painting the letters black
09:00 making new brass pins on the lathe
09:48 making new brass bolts on the lathe and mill
11:15 restoring the two knurled brass knobs
12:09 rempoving rust with MC-51 on the steel parts and polish them
12:47 making two new brass pins for the handle on the lathe
13:36 restoring the shaft from the switch
14:03 showing the cleaned glass
14:07 making a new rubber gasket for the glass
14:26 restoring the front reflector
14:37 restoring the small plastic part from the front reflector
14:52 restoring the red reflector
15:09 restoring the aluminium frame from the red reflector
15:24 polishing the nickel plated sheet
15:35 showing the other polished copper parts from the switch
15:40 showing the new battery
15:46 showing all the parts before reassembling
16:03 reassembling
19:00 showing the finished lamp
19:30 final test


Time and costs of this restoration:

I was working on this project over 2,5 weeks
Wonder lamp was a presant from TysyTube :-) Thank you
$35 Battery
$20 two component primer
$20 two component yellow coat (RAL1003)
$20 two component black coat (RAL9005)
$5 rivets
$5 bulbs


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TysyTube's Wonder lamp restoration:
https://up-tube.com/upvideo/Fr47SJtsho0&g=1459f
https://up-tube.com/upvideo/DjK51nG8NW4&g=943f


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