Asterios wrote:hmm let me see replacement brick costs about .10 on avg. refurbishing said brick takes 30-60 minutes(maybe more) . . . . . . hmmmmm
Do you ever contribute positively to discussions around here, or are you just here to be a smart mouth and waste space? I'm sorry if I am violating the TOS by saying that, but I would think that you would have learned something after getting banned for a day last week. Maybe I shouldn't be saying anything since I am a relative newbie/lurker, but your posts get really annoying after awhile.
Maybe the bricks this guy is talking about are not the common 0.10/ea variety. Or maybe he doesn't want to throw out perfectly good Lego when a little bit of elbow grease will restore them.
If you don't have something helpful to say about the discussion at hand, then why are you posting? All of your posts on this forum seem to be either you being a smart mouth, or you posting your theories about how some set that has been out for 4 months is already being discontinued and then arguing with an admin about it.
In regards to the topic at hand, sanding the brick would help remove the scratches and remove the layer of discolored ABS plastic, but it will also dull the brick. Hitting it with a polishing wheel on your dremel may restore the shine (I'll have to try that myself.) In any case, I think it would have to be a 2 step process, because I can't see you removing the discoloration and keeping the shine in one step.