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Plastic Turned Yellow by Nicotine

Can nicotine residue cause plastics in a house to turn yellow?

By Joyce from Clearfield, UT

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January 5, 20100 found this helpful

Nicotine ruins everything. Cleaning the plastic is next to impossible. I know, I smoke.

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January 5, 20100 found this helpful

Sunlight will yellow white plastics as well.

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January 9, 20100 found this helpful

Yep it can, does, and there is no cure for removing the yellow from plastic.

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January 9, 20100 found this helpful

Don't give up yet. TSP or Tri Sodium Phosphate cleans nicotine off of just about anything. If you buy a box of granuels or a bottle of concentrate, it's worth a try. If that fails, you might want to see about painting the plastics with some paint on or spray, if the item can be taken off.

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January 9, 20100 found this helpful

I smoke and so does my husband also all we have is wood for heat. It may be a little expensive but 409 is great on nicotine. Spray some on your yellowing plastic etc. You can see the nicotine running off.
Cheryl from MI

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