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I have an SE Teebird I got out of storage from about 1998 or so (the candy red plastic with yellow bar stamp saying "Special Edition Teebird") that has this thin fine layer of what appears to be vaseline all over it but it's sticky, not slippery like vaseline would be. I'm guessing it's probably what others here are talking about with the plastic degrading slowly over time.

Is there any good way to clean this off? I'd like to throw it again and I don't like the feel of that sticky residue.
Soap and water works. I had a couple SE Teebirds in storage just like you and found them in similar condition. A little dish soap and a scouring pad and it all came right off. Looked good as new.
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:28 PM
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Are they going to break if you go throw them? Only one way to find out.
Discs were meant to fly, afterall.
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:36 PM
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Is there any good way to clean this off? I'd like to throw it again and I don't like the feel of that sticky residue.
Just go throw it. It'll feel wonderful after a couple throws.
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:44 PM
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I agree with Noill that this is interesting. I have a couple of discs in storage that are getting this way, in particular a Flying Squirrel. And it DOES smell kind of like crayons. Does that mean I can't throw it anymore?
You can throw it all you want. It has just more potential to crack is all. Remember that current run molds can crack. Who doesn't want to look like a badass making a disc shatter/crack? Throw it.
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:46 PM
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Yeah likely to crack.
If you'll aim for the chains, dem chains is softer dan dem trees.

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Old 09-19-2018, 01:03 PM
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I have an old 11x Champ Teebird that has turned cloudy and is extremely sticky and has chalky/visible residue on the outside.

I'll see if I can get a photo uploaded.

I haven't even seen my CE discs get that bad.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:59 PM
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I've seen old discs crack, I've seen new discs crack on the first throw.
The old waxy discs will crack more esily
When I sell my old waxy plastic (and I have a bunch), I'll refund everything except shipping if they break.
It just kinda depends on the plastic, the age, how they were stored, etc.
Only one way to find out...
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:14 PM
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Just go throw it. It'll feel wonderful after a couple throws.
I can't help but wonder if the residue will stay on my fingertips. It kinda did when I was down here in the basement examining it. One way to find out, like you say, is to just go do it. I might have time for another round this week...
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:22 AM
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Soap and water works. I had a couple SE Teebirds in storage just like you and found them in similar condition. A little dish soap and a scouring pad and it all came right off. Looked good as new.
I dont know If I would recommend this to anyone.

I kid you not....I had a Discraft Reaper that was almost in mint shape that became tacky and fingerprinty from reasons stated above. Not the most sticky Ive seen but moderately so. It was a collector piece.

I went to wash it all off in a sink full of warm water and soap. My beloved Reaper literally fell apart in my hands right after drying it...Ive never seen anything like that before. It fractured in the flight plate and spidered in every direction splitting in multiple parts even through the rim!

From that experience I gathered that I didn't do any favors to the disc by trying to remove those oils. In reality, if any disc has come to the point where it starts to lose some if its composite material, its already compromised and should probably just be used before it makes its way to the trash can. This , of course, is a very sobering thought considering how many old discs I'm collecting that are doing the same thing...both from the DC and the Innova side of things.

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Old 09-20-2018, 09:49 AM
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The best thing to do with chalky/fingerprinty old discs is sell them. I have been selling all my old CE, 9x, 10x, etc and getting good money and I don't have to worry about the disc cracking and being worth $0.

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