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    Unhappy Clear wallet yellowing?

    Is that a common thing that happens with the clear wallet? My transparent window is now really yellow :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordi View Post
    Is that a common thing that happens with the clear wallet? My transparent window is now really yellow :/
    How old is your wallet? Cloudiness is often reported (which can be fixed by wiping the urethane with isopropyl alcohol, generally) but not yellowing. One of my wallets from 2010 is a bit jaundiced, but that's from the discolouration of the white Ultrasuede divider. I'd be interested to see photos, if you are of a mind to post any.

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    My wallet is still clear. I've used it daily since May 2013 and keep only coins in the front section. The dividers are gray.

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    Hmm, that's not common (at least in our experience here in customer service). Has it been left out in the sun for extended periods of time, or exposed to any chemicals or traditional detergents?

    Have you sent an email to emailus@tombihn.com with photos, jordi? If not, I'd recommend you do so -- that's the best way to talk to one of our crew and figure out exactly what's going on with your bag/accessory/etc!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adalangdon View Post
    How old is your wallet? Cloudiness is often reported (which can be fixed by wiping the urethane with isopropyl alcohol, generally) but not yellowing.
    @jordi, Here's the thread about 0.16 Clear Urethane Discoloration from July 2014. As @adalangdon remarks, this cloudiness (not yellowing) has been reported for some products made with the current urethane, but this can be fixed by wiping it down with a mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol. I've seen this for a few pouches (like my size 1 knitting tool pouch, or a clear organizer wallet), but never at a level as extreme as shown in the pictures in that thread, and wiping done with the isopropyl alcohol has always fixed this. I haven't noticed yellowing in the various generations of urethane they've used (in efforts to find the right mixture of thinness, non-stickiness, and clarity over time). And by the way, I never encountered the "cloudiness" issue in any of my older urethane wallets, organizer pouches or cubes, which go all the way back to their first clear organizer wallets, clear quarter packing cubes, and 3DClear Organizer Cubes.

    HTH

    moriond

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    Wow so many replies so quickly! I'll take some pictures when I can later today and email / post them, thanks everyone

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