[sdiy] disgusting sticky rubber wheels solution found

Paulo Constantino pconst167 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 20:38:56 CEST 2024


ok but do you realize that a ladder filter is the right choice for this?

On Fri, 5 Apr 2024, 16:00 ShedSynth via Synth-diy, <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
wrote:

> Hi & thank you everybody for suggestions so far.
>
> I’ve been trying to clean up the soft-touch finish on a Dell/Logitech
> Bluetooth mouse which had gone so sticky that it glues itself to my fingers.
>
> I tried tape-head cleaner (assumed it was IPA) and white vinegar (edible,
> so probably quite dilute), but what worked for me was methylated spirits
> (UK name for denatured alcohol, ethanol with added flavouring). The mouse’s
> finish is now grey and streaky, but no longer sticky.
>
> Your mileage may vary, your mouse or your Moog may melt.
>
>
>
> *From:* Synth-diy <synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org> *On Behalf Of *ezion
> via Synth-diy
> *Sent:* Saturday, January 20, 2024 10:10 PM
> *To:* David Geretschläger <David.Geretschlaeger at gmx.at>
> *Cc:* synth-diy at synth-diy.org
> *Subject:* Re: [sdiy] disgusting sticky rubber wheels solution found
>
>
>
> Paper towel with Ethanol or IPA, works wonders. No rubbing, just a good
> wipe.
>
>
>
> Cheers Theo
>
> back to lurking...
>
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 28, 2023 at 12:02 PM David Geretschläger via Synth-diy <
> synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
>
> Hi list,
> this is my first post here although i'm lurking for years. Don' t know if
> it' s of any interest but i had a real breakthrough in cleaning disgusting
> sticky rubber. It was so bad on my moog sub 37 that when i touched a wheel
> and then the keyboard again, i got stuck on the key and there was black
> residue on the (yellow tarnished, but thats another story) key.
>
> My solution is: a MICROFIBRE cleaning cloth (the thicker ones, noth the
> thin ones for glasses, displays etc) in Combination with 3 parts water and
> one part [vinegar acid 25%] the vinegar concentrate is available in every
> supermarket here in europe.
>
> Just rub firmly and the goo goes away. The Wheels are like new.
> Well, maybe they don't have the old rubber grip but they are more like
> soft plastic now, but don't slip under the finger.
>
> Also hat success in advance on my minibrute side panels, my midi
> contollers, and other sticky houshoule articles. The Cloth is lost i'm
> afraid, it doesn't seem to become clean after laundry.
>
> I'm sorry if that's already an old trick, but i was so amazed that i
> wanted to share it.
>
> All the best from Austria
> David Geretschläger
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