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Old 21-02-2017, 12:42 AM   #211
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Any tips on prevent this? Apart from not buying any product that have this kind of coating.

I have Dell Latitude E6430 laptop that has those coating around the keyboard. So far still ok.

I have a digital photoframe as a doorgift, kept in cupboard for long time, become sticky.
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Old 22-02-2017, 05:19 PM   #212
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just tried on my escooter controller with axe oil and a 3M sponge. works immediately.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:42 PM   #213
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Great tips from this thread. Just tried CIF and minutes of scrubbing with a rag on a wireless keyboard that was hopelessly sticky. Works great. Need to apply a bit more and use some strength not just "wipe".
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:33 AM   #214
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Few weeks ago, I dig out my old Plantronics savor m1100 bluetooth headset, it had the sticky thing on it.

Google about it and landed here! Found some unused alcohol swabs, all is well now! Great tips!
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Old 24-03-2017, 01:52 PM   #215
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Good...... will try
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Old 25-03-2017, 11:11 AM   #216
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Turtle Wax T-529 Label & Sticker Remover is good, once spray on it, after 10 mins all the sticky rubber starts to comes off.

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Old 27-03-2017, 11:21 AM   #217
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My entire Asus G73 turned sticky after about 1 year of usage.

Tried almost everything from oil, thinner, terpertine, talcum powder. Oil and talcum power worked for short term. After a while, it will becomes sticky again.

Found out in the end that Asus filled parts of the laptop with a ~2mm thick matt coat. I would hence need to remove 2mm thick of the stick coating to remove the stickiness.

My final solution is take a scraper and scrape the entire coating off the case. This will cause a lot of scratches. After that, take sand paper and slowly sand those parts that u missed out during scraping. Finally, use a fine-grit sand paper and sand it till smooth.

I'm now in the process of spray painting the laptop. Recently went to disassemble part of it to blast out the dust that has been causing overheating lately. Might as well go all the way and spray and hide the ugly plastic.

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Old 28-03-2017, 10:54 AM   #218
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Agree with most people here. Use Alcohol Swab. Just discovered this method last week. Works perfectly.

Brand: BD Alcohol Swab
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:04 PM   #219
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Plus one more here who found the Alcohol swab works well.
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Old 22-06-2017, 04:47 PM   #220
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Hand cream/moisturizer and the torn sleeve of a discarded t-shirt.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:29 PM   #221
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This thread saved my Samsung note 3 backcover. IPA + Melamine Sponger from daiso. 10/10
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