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Nikon N70 back covered

My Nikon N70 back is covered with rubber. I always wipe it after use. Camera is stored in a plastic bag all the time. A thick sticky film accumulated in this rubber surface. If I scratch it with my nail it leaves a scratch in this film. All adjacent plastic surfaces of the camera body are clean. Alcohol did not remove it. What do you recommend? Did anybody have the same problem?

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Find some methanol. The local hardware store should have some in the paint section. Use paper towels and wipe, wipe, wipe....

Soak and lightly rub an area for 10 seconds or so, then use a dry section of towel to wipe and mop up any goo that has been solved. You may not see much improvement at first, keep at it. It took me nearly an hour to get mine completely clean of all goo and residue.

Take care not to splash the meth/goo mix onto the optics, shutter, etc. Once the solvent alcohol evaporates, any dissolved glop will precipitate out and muck things up.

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