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    Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 8:35am
Hi, I have white snowboard bindings from a few years back that are discoloring and starting to yellow a bit.  Are there any safe methods to restore the bindings to white?  Thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 8:46am
1.Accept the yellow.
2.Call them 'hypercolor bindings'.
3. Make tons of money selling them. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 9:30am
go pick up some rit dye and dye the white plastic parts some other darker color... your options are pretty limitless.  Super easy and you can dye different parts different colors to mix and match.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 10:00am
I'm assuming using diluted bleach won't work or won't be safe?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 10:53am
Depends on why they are yellowing.  My guess is, you have yellow plastic starting to break down.  I think the bleach will actually dissolve (or stain) some of the yellow, but may also hurt the integraty of the plastic. 
I know alcohol will degrade the plastic, so don't use that either.  And keep your bindings out of the sunlight unless you're riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 10:59am
get enamel paint from a hobby shop and repaint them, enamel paint is the toughest kind. also for stain removal mr clean magic erasers clean EVERYTHING, they are off the chain.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 11:13am
Originally posted by krnb0iek

I'm assuming using diluted bleach won't work or won't be safe?
not on leather at least for sure l can tell you that
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 11:43am
What about using white shoe cleaning kits?  But I think best bet would be painting it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 11:56am
a strong abrasive brush and some seventh generation laundry soap works for me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 12:11pm
stop peeing on them so they don't turn yellow...LOL
 
they're just yellowing from the weather, it's not dirty. i would dye them like MT mentioned, or just spray paint them...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 12:20pm
White bindings that are not washed after usage from the snow will grime up the plastic,considering you ride it all day in the blazing hot sun,the material of the bindings is going get oxidize by the weather and discolor over time by age turning into yellow stain coffee/smokers teeth.Bleaching it might just make it worse.I have a pair of white bindings from 3 seasons ago first bought them white ,now there just a pale yellow white color,i would suggest just using light soap with water to clean them without using any harsh dissolving cleaners that will tarnish the material.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 12:55pm
I heard this product called Sea Glow works on yellowing of shoes. Sneaker heads use it to restore their J's.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 5:45pm
okay, i done this this to a few jeeps that had the plastic fenders that were fading. take a heat gun and hold it about a foot away from the binding, thatll melt the plastic, be sure to keep it in constant motion moving back and forth over the binding. the binding should come out white, although you probably wont get that glossy look you once had. make sure they dont mean much to you, because you could mess up, or it might not come out like it supposed to... ive never done it to bindings because i buy colored or black bindings.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 7:27pm
I don't know about paint but as far as prepping for paint. Have you consider using a high grade sand paper? Since bindings have many differ curves and small spots sand paper will get to just any nicks and cracks. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2013 at 5:00am
I definitely wouldnt recommend bleach..
From what I know, the yellowing is the degrading of the surface of the plastic material like someone else said, so I dont think scrubbing it with soap would really work that well..
If I were you I would spray paint them white. Or spray paint them with crazy colours!!
With the straps, there will probably be hope for restoration.
If its got leather parts, clean with leather-specific cleaner like shoe cleaners
If its fabric, maybe you could try hand washing with mild detergent? Take them off the binding first of course though.
For the strap ladders itll probably be the same case as the binding body.. degrading of the material from exposure to the elements. Either try spray paint them as well (I think the paint will come off faster on these though) or just get some new ones, you should be able to buy some off most binding companies
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2013 at 5:11am
Originally posted by MTpow

go pick up some rit dye and dye the white plastic parts some other darker color... your options are pretty limitless.  Super easy and you can dye different parts different colors to mix and match.

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Certainly your best option in terms of maintaining the integrity of the binding. As has been said, the yellowing is not your binding getting dirty but an actual change in the material itself. You can't "clean" that out. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2013 at 9:50am
Originally posted by AJD13

okay, i done this this to a few jeeps that had the plastic fenders that were fading. take a heat gun and hold it about a foot away from the binding, thatll melt the plastic, be sure to keep it in constant motion moving back and forth over the binding. the binding should come out white, although you probably wont get that glossy look you once had. make sure they dont mean much to you, because you could mess up, or it might not come out like it supposed to... ive never done it to bindings because i buy colored or black bindings.
I love this- just melt it. Me thinks AJD13 is a greasemonkey, for sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2013 at 11:42am
Originally posted by fostpaint

Originally posted by MTpow

go pick up some rit dye and dye the white plastic parts some other darker color... your options are pretty limitless.  Super easy and you can dye different parts different colors to mix and match.

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Certainly your best option in terms of maintaining the integrity of the binding. As has been said, the yellowing is not your binding getting dirty but an actual change in the material itself. You can't "clean" that out. 


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