Re: Fading/Blemishes On White Guitars
the JEM7VWH stays white, cause of the susbstance TiO2 (titanium dioxide) which prevent's it from the yellow age you see on common fenders
Titanium dioxide is the most widely used white pigment because of its brightness and very high refractive index (n=2.4), in which it is surpassed only by a few other materials. When deposited as a thin film, its refractive index and color make it an excellent reflective optical coating for dielectric mirrors. TiO2 is also an effective opacifier in powder form, where it is employed as a pigment to provide whiteness and opacity to products such as paints, coatings, plastics, papers, inks, foods, and most toothpastes. Used as a white food dye, it has E number E171. In cosmetic and skin care products, titanium dioxide is used both as a pigment and a thickener. It is also used as a tattoo pigment.
This pigment is used extensively in plastics and other applications for its UV resistant properties where it acts as a UV reflector.
In ceramic glazes titanium dioxide acts as an opacifier and seeds crystal formation. In almost every sunblock with a physical blocker, titanium dioxide is found both because of its refractive index and its resistance to discoloration under ultraviolet light. This advantage enhances its stability and ability to protect the skin from ultraviolet light.