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Cleaning sticky or gooey lawn chairs

If you have old lawn chairs with plastic straps/webbing that have become gooey or sticky I found that automotive brake dust cleaner does a great job restoring the plastic to like new. I used Simoniz "Brake Dust Buster". I sprayed it on, went over the surfaces lightly with a soft brush, ( a sponge ought to work as well), and then rinsed it off with a hose. Stickiness gone!

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How do I make paint stick to white outdoor chair?


If the chair is plastic, you'll need to paint it first with "Adhesion Promoter", which you can get from a specialty automotive paint shop like Eastman's. If it's anything else, paint it all over with shellac, then paint it again with your choice of paints. The shellac will act as a barrier between the old finish and the new paint, and act very much like a primer. Shellac will also bond to nearly anything (except some plastics).

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Changing Battery


The battery that you need is a U1, 12V 33amp, you will need two of them. If your insurance will not cover replacement via Hoveround, you can purchase the batteries on your own at Batteries Plus, Insterstate Battery or any other battery warehouse for $75-120 each.
Remove the black webbing strap over the battery covers by squeezing the plastic pinch clip. Remove the cover carefully so that you do not yank any of the leads. Using a wrench loosen the bolts that attach the leads to the posts, be careful if there is any corrosion that may irritate your skin. Check the fuses to make sure they are still good; if not they are regular automotive fuses that are inexpensive and can be found at any auto parts store. Remove the plastic caps or any packaging from the new battery posts and seat the batteries on the tray, connect the leads to the posts as indicated and tighten with a wrench. Turn the power chair on to make sure the connections are good and that you get power. Replace the covers, and tighten the straps.
You may want to use the power chair until the battery is used up before you charge it fully for 8-12 hours; this will ensure that the battery gets FULLY cycled and any buildup inside the battery from it sitting on the shelf in the store is burned out. Make sure that you charge the power chair after a full day's use for 8-12 hours (overnight), not after every trip as overcharging can cause damage. If the power chair in not going to be used for a while, continue to charge the batteries at least one day a week to keep the batteries fluid.
Return your used batteries to the battery store or auto parts store for proper disposal. Good luck!

Oct 11, 2010 | NRS Hoveround MPV 5 - Used Power...

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rubber coating on my tasco exp scope has become sticky and seems to smear black when rubbed. any suggestions?


Dust with fine Talcum powder, ie baby powder. Distrubute powder over rubber and it will harden up the rubber, let sit and gently rub in. After a couple of minutes dust off excess. repeat if required.

Sep 13, 2009 | Tasco EXP-1042 (10x42mm) WP

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My Chinon 10x25R binoculars have the same problem.


Simple use soft lint free cloth like old drying up cloth, you need about half a cup of methalayted spirits,can get this from any hardware store.
poke finger into cloth dip into meths proceed to rub sticky coating off binoculars. you will need to keep changing to a new peace of the cloth as soon as it gets coated with the sticky black stuff off binoculars.
keep dipping into meths eventually after say 6 rubs in a particular area you will see and feel a nice hard black plastic, continue all over effected area then finish off with any window cleaner polish until cloth remains clean.STICKY COATING IS NOW GONE IT WAS INFACT A COATING PUT ON THE BINOCULARS TO MAKE THEM NONE SLIP. job done. regards GER8

Jun 09, 2009 | Winchester 10x25 Hunter's Grip Binoculars

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