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SOURCE: rubber coating has become sticky

try keeping it in a cooler place and the rubber should harden
however I would first check the box to see if it is supposed to be tacky which means it is supposed to be that way

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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SOURCE: i own a leica 8x42 ultravid,the rubber coating has

If it is salt, then it's water soluble so just use a damp cloth.

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SOURCE: rubber coating on my tasco exp scope has become

Talcum powder solution does not work, it will become gooey again. I have two of the scopes same problem on both. The coating can be removed with WD-40. Do not spray directly on to the scope. Spray a paper towel and gently wipe the goo from the scope. It takes a lot of towels but the end result is a scope the looks the same but with out the gooey coating.

The 3-9 scope I have recently stopped focusing at greater than 80 yards and I'm sending it back for repairs. It will be interesting to see how that goes.

I have begun switching to Leupold scopes for all of my rifles and pistols. Really too bad as I thought the Tasco EXP was great when it first arrived. I just don't have the time to fool with a product that should work.

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try keeping it in a cooler place and the rubber should harden
however I would first check the box to see if it is supposed to be tacky which means it is supposed to be that way

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