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I have a Grundig/Eton mini 300PE shortwave receiver. The black rubberized coating has become tacky/sticky. (Radio works great.) The radio is stored in the original box and carry case. I have grundig G5/G6 receivers with the same coating and they are smooth to the touch. What can I use to restore the rubberized coating ? No answer from Grundig/Eton.

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  • Don Tillis Jan 04, 2013

    The best fix I have found is to remove all electronic parts from the radio, soak the plastic parts only in 91% Isopropyl alcohol. I use a soft toothbrush and swabs to remove the coating. As you remove the rubber coating it will turn white but this will rinse off with water.I have preformed this procedure on many Grundig receivers and have not had any of the lettering on the units affected. Lot's a work but well worth it. There will be no signs that the rubber coating was ever applied! I suggest you take pictures of the inter layout of the radio before dissembling, it helps when it's time to go back together. Good luck.

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Hi,

Visit this link.
Here you will find a rubber restoration kit from which you can restore the sticky rubber coating along with instruction on how to use it.
There is no alternate way to fix this.
Thanks for using Fixya.
Good Luck and have a nice day.

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Unless it is peeling, can I suggest getting some clear nail polish (2 nice and smooth coats) only on the black rubber and store in a cool airy place...

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