1. slaphappygamer

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    Hi everyone, I’m talking about this type of surface

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    I’ve tried rubbing alcohol and warm water with dish soap. Multiple times. I just can not get this surface untacky. It’s not just the leather-like textured bit, but all the hazy plastic too. Any suggestions? I’m thinking about printing a vinyl skin to cover it up.
     
  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    Something I've seen recommended is to make a thickish mixture of baking soda and water (supposed to be about as thick as like toothpaste), run it above the surface and let sit for a minute or so, then clean off.

    But honestly it's probably best to just put something over it, I've tried the baking soda mix a few times for the same kind of material and, while it did help a little bit, it still had a bit of that tacky feel.
     
  3. Kwyjor

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    I vaguely understood that the problem isn't the rubber getting dirty; it's the rubber chemically breaking down.

    I have a nice Logitech Harmony with a similar problem and wish there was a good solution.
     
  4. m3inard

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    you can use baby oil.
     
  5. slaphappygamer

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    Found the fix! I disassembled the keyboard. It was pretty easy. I used 99.9% isopropyl alcohol to strip the coating. There was a coating that was tacky. Now i just need to put it back together.
     
  6. Redhorse

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    I would/have use (cooking - vegetable) oil, it is also good at removing sticker residue, put a small-tiny amount on a paper towel, and rub firmly, repeat as needed. They dry with an alternate paper towel. I found this while researching a recipe for goo gone (never found it BTW)
     
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