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How do I fix the sticky dash on my car

Only way is to replace it. I had this hsppen to me also. Some cleaners do this depending on what material the dash is made of. I just bought a carpet type cover for mine and lived with it.

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Mouse Body Is Sticky How Do I Clean It?

I had the same issue and using clorox wipes only made it worse. I eventually used Lacquer Thinner, which is usually a mixture of solvents able to dissolve a number of different resins or plastics. It can be purchased at most home improvement or hardware stores. It worked perfectly.

It is a bit of a messy process and there are fumes. I wore rubber gloves and did it in my garage using several paper towels. I also recommend applying scotch tape to the edges of the non-rubber areas to protect the finish. Also avoid getting it on the bottom of the mouse.

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Possible that the rubber has vulcanized due to exposure to heat, try and use a external coat or rubber cover or you will need to replace the handle.

Mar 14, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Rubber housing on Sigma binoculars has gone sticky

  • Moisten a soft cloth with ammonia or Windex. Rub it over the sticky area to remove some of the damaged surface.
  • Ammonia can be used as well, but should be used with caution as it can cause damage to some plastic surfaces.
  • If the sticky, damaged surface remains, it can be scraped away with a spoon or dull knife.
  • Please note that these fixes are only temporary. Once the plastic starts to degrade, it will continue and the problem will be recurring. It is best to replace these parts whenever possible.
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    The rubber casing has gone sticky

    Many cameras and binoculars are covered with a sprayed on thin layer of rubber which breaks down after about 5 to ten years. It becomes very sticky and can be scratched off with a fingernail. This leaves a messy surface which can be cleaned off with methylated spirits. Other solvents will work like isopropyl alcahol but avoid using solvents like cellulose thinners or white spirit as this can attack the underlying plastic on some cameras.

    May 21, 2011 | Praktica Optics

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    My Tivoli Pal radio casing has a sticky feel on it, does one clean this or make it non - sticky

    Just cleaned mine this morning because it was so ridiculously sticky and dirty with great success with nail polish remover and cotton pads. Read this solution posted elsewhere but was worried about ruining the finish, and there are warnings on the bottle about not using it on plastics......but tried a bit on the back. Went very well and with a load of pads and alot of scrubbing, it came completely clean! No sticky residue left, no discolouration. Looks brand new!

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    The rubber armoring is "melting" or getting all sticky

    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.

    Dec 11, 2008 | Bushnell Optics

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    Rubber Grip Has Developed "Sticky Spots"

    The best and cheapest way I have found is to use 91% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol...put a little on a paper towel, cloth, or cotton swab and rub the stick stuff off. I would also suggest putting on rubber gloves to keep the black stuff off your hands. Have fun.

    Oct 03, 2008 | Nikon F65 35mm SLR Camera

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    Praktica sport zoom 7-21x25

    I have the same problem with my Nikon N65 film SLR and I bought a vintage Super 8 movie camera where the rubber had turned to the consistency of gum on a side-walk on a hot summer day. On the a camera I carefully rubbed on a coat of talcum (which probably isn't the best thing to use on a camera but I was careful and it isn't something I do every day). I then took a small square I cut from an old terry towel and used friction and elbow grease to rub off the top layer of the rubber. I then took another square of the towel and dipped it in hot soapy water, squeezed out the excess and washed all that remained. I then took a small water-colour brushed (after I dried the surface of course), and dusted the surface of the rubber with talcum and let it sit overnight. This seemed to stop the derioration and clear off what had built up. The next day I took a very dry damp towell (if that makes sense) and wiped off the surface. It pretty much took care of that problem. That was the Nikon, it was only in the beginning stages, the Super 8 camera which had apparently hadn't been out of the case in 20 years. The Super 8 was so bad that I don't even know what had deteriorated, probably a rubber eye piece, that one was time consuming but basically I put the powder on carefully and just wiped big clumps off the metal eye piece. The powder just served to make it easy to clean up and kept it from turning into a 3 stooges farce with one thing sticking to the other and so on. Well, I hope this helps, I don't know why it works, maybe there's a chemist out there that can explain it to me. Good luck!!

    Jun 29, 2008 | Praktica Roof Binocular

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