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      09-11-2019, 11:45 AM   #1
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Question Anyone Figure Out How to Remove Sticky Residue

So my nice camera that was stored away in a camera bag for over a year, I go to pull it out and the entire grip surface area is sticky AF!
A quick Google search shows this to be a common problem. The grips essentially break down. I've tried 90% alcohol to no avail.

Any successful suggestions in removing this is much appreciated.

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If it is breaking down it is unlikely for something to just remove the surface as the whole thing is affected.

Alcohol affects some plastics, after that you have to delve into acetone (fingernail polish remover), or toluene or xylene (carb cleaner, brake disc cleaner, etc.). You may clean off a surface layer, or may just make things worse...

Not sure if that helps. Best bet would be to replace the grips if possible. Maybe someone has already tackled this.
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I thought this thread was going in a different direction...
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If it is breaking down it is unlikely for something to just remove the surface as the whole thing is affected.

Alcohol affects some plastics, after that you have to delve into acetone (fingernail polish remover), or toluene or xylene (carb cleaner, brake disc cleaner, etc.). You may clean off a surface layer, or may just make things worse...

Not sure if that helps. Best bet would be to replace the grips if possible. Maybe someone has already tackled this.
Thanks for the response.
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In all my years, I've never had a single item that this stuff didn't work on. I swear by it.




If you are looking to have the sticky stuff corrected and re-coated - these guys are top notch. They did some of the sticky buttons on my 360. They primarily deal with exotic cars, but will do anything if you call them for a quote.

https://stickynomore.com/
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Sticky residue eh?







I use Goo Gone like Run Silent does too. Helped me in a lot of sticky situations. .........

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Yeah, I have to say that I am also a fan of goo gone, but not sure about it based on the description of your situation TX
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Yeah, maybe. That goo gone is kind of oily and with some actual citric cleaner in it plus a little extra citrus to give it a smell boost. It could work, but is usually best for getting off stickers and such. I'd be concerned it would soak into the grip and stay sticky and orange smelling afterwards. However it could work spectacularly well, hard to say for sure without trying.

I'm wondering, since it's rubber, aka oil based, would dish soap be enough? I'd probably start there, then move to alcohol, then acetone. Though you said you already tried alcohol... It does evaporate quickly, there's a chance it could work if allowed to stay on a touch longer.

We're all just guessing unfortunately.
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Yeah, maybe. That goo gone is kind of oily and with some actual citric cleaner in it plus a little extra citrus to give it a smell boost. It could work, but is usually best for getting off stickers and such. I'd be concerned it would soak into the grip and stay sticky and orange smelling afterwards. However it could work spectacularly well, hard to say for sure without trying.

I'm wondering, since it's rubber, aka oil based, would dish soap be enough? I'd probably start there, then move to alcohol, then acetone. Though you said you already tried alcohol... It does evaporate quickly, there's a chance it could work if allowed to stay on a touch longer.

We're all just guessing unfortunately.
I actually have some and that shit works fantastic on removing the toughest 'road grime' from paint: like all around the bottom of your car behind the front and rear tires that splatter up on the paint.

But I would NOT consider using it on a camera.

I have contacted the manufacturer and they agreed to offer me a discounted price on a newer replacement.
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Same. I was going to suggest more of a......water-based....."product" along with some mild soap and water.

Another fan of Goo Gone and Goof Off as well.

Also, Edwal Film Cleaning Solution on a damp rag should do the trick. I ran into this problem a few years ago with a Canon.

https://www.amazon.com/Edwal-Anti-St...ustomerReviews
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