[NTLK] Does the sun hurt the Newton's cases?
morgant at makkintosshu.com
Wed May 27 07:57:00 EDT 2015
On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Vladislav Korotnev <vladkorotnev at gmail.com>
> On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 4:46 PM, Morgan Aldridge <morgant at makkintosshu.com
> > On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Vladislav Korotnev <vladkorotnev at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> >> Hello everyone.
> >> Since I gotta live in quite a small flat for now, I keep all my
> >> old-mac-stuff behind my main monitor on the window.
> >> I know that macs tend to get this kinda yellowish tint when stored that
> >> way, but do Newts or eMates get the same kind of thing?
> > The MessagePad cases--I'm not sure about the eMate off the top of my
> > head--are made from ABS plastic, which is not very UV resistant at all.
> > rubberized coating my help there, but will likely break down with high UV
> > exposure as well. I'm not an expert, but I believe that simply covering
> > will reduce UV exposure (not all materials will reflect or absorb UV
> > esp. some fabrics).
> Well I suppose glass doesn't let any UV inside, does it?
It seems that glass blocks UVB, but not UVA. It appears that UVA does cause
ABS plastic degradation.
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