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The rubber armoring is "melting" or getting all sticky

I have had my binoculars in the box and the case for over a year and I just recently pulled them out to do some viewing and the black rubber armoring is melting or becoming all sticky and it gets all over my hands and fingers and I have to use Goof Off Citrus Cleaner to clean my hands and fingers. What happened?

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    the outer casing of my binoculars has become very sticky

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It can be easily resolve, just go to the youtude, check for sticky melting solution. The sticky surface can be treated and back to normal.

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Sounds ike a problem that cant be cured. take them back were you bought them. thats what happens when you buy chinese or japanese procucts.sorry...larry@reichinstruments.com

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