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Old 09-25-2006, 05:25 AM   #1  
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Is it common for clear stamps to turn yellow?
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My clear stamps turned black, lol. Yes, acrylic will yellow after time. That in no way affects the use of them.
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Yes, it's common! I've heard sunlight will make that process happen more quickly, so I just make sure to keep mine in a drawer. They still work just fine, though!
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They easily stain with ANY type of ink too! They sure look pretty when new and it's very evident which ones have been already used and which have never left the holder...
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Yup, mine are yellowing too. They still work fine though, just not as pretty to look at
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Yuck! I didn't know they did that...
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Yup, the sunlight will yellow them quite quickly...in a matter of days if left in direct sunlight, but, it doesn't affect their quality in any way. It's best to keep them stored out of the light.

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I think all acrylic will yellow over time. I bought some clear acrylic dome stickers, and, though they've been stored out of the light, they still turned yellow.
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is there any way to make them clear white again? Is bleach safe? I don't like them yellow. They're so dingy looking!
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is there any way to make them clear white again? Is bleach safe? I don't like them yellow. They're so dingy looking!
I don't believe so. But, take comfort. How they look (yellowy), can also help make them easier to find . . .

I'm actually considering staining all of mine permanently first with Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Dark Brown--it really does help the visibility factor when I misplace one on my work surface . . . Ask me how I know . . .

I'd be hesitant to use bleach on them, until I found out how bleach affects polymer . . . bleach isn't detrimental to rubber that I know of--it might eat away the foam if left on there, however?-- but I always clean bleach off the stamp immediately after use. Polymer seems to be more delicate, and I get the impression it doesn't have the same longevity as rubber? However, I'm not a chem expert, so I'm just guessing . . .
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I'm actually considering staining all of mine permanently first with Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Dark Brown--it really does help the visibility factor when I misplace one on my work surface . . . Ask me how I know . . .
I'm glad that most of mine are black from ink. Now I can tell one stamp from another *and* I can find them on the table..........
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