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xnappo
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:30 am    Post subject: Rubber coating repair Reply with quote

Remember the first time you picked up a RS1994 remote? Oooo silky smooth!

Since then, UEI has been putting that rubber coating on a lot of the high end remotes - including some Xsight Touch remotes that went through a rough time in China.

After time, this coating can start to break down and get sticky.

To fix this:

1. Clean the area with water and a cloth towel and dry
2. Rub in a coating of talcum (baby) powder thoughly
3. Repeat 1&2.
4. Wait 10 minutes
5. Remove excess powder with damp towel gently
6. Good as new! (well better than before anyway)

Useful for other electronics with this coating too - eg Thinkpad.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cleaned the grossest sticky kameleon remote with wd40. I did that 8 years ago and it has not gotten sticky again. Granted i dont use the remote except for testing so it doesnt get handled a lot but it was really gross before i cleaned it. No hint of the stickyness remains.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't use WD40 to clean sticky messes, but would recommend carbeurator cleaner. it cleans greasy stuff and if very volatile so evaporates quickly.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both WD40 and carb cleaner are good for cleaning off sticky stuff - but that won't work for rubber powder coat - it will just wipe away another layer of the rubber exposing more.

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