Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Remove Sticky Rubber from electronics


  • I hate electronics especially mice covered in that grippy rubber that we all know eventually turns into a sticky mess.  Here is how to remove it.
  • Above pictured is an original Razer Orochi bluetooth gaming mouse.  It still works fine but the entire surface was a sticky mess.
  • You will need:
    • Some finger/toe brushes.  I guess a toothbrush would work too
    • Goo Gone Adhesive Remover
    • Baking Soda
    • Isopropyl Alcohol - I used 70% but I'm sure higher would work fine.
    • Gloves
    • Rags, paper towels.
  • Add just a little water to some baking soda until it has a consistency of toothpaste.
  • Start with some goo gone.  Spray 2-3 times on a folded paper towel.  Thoroughly wipe the sticky rubbery surface. Scrub it with the brush vigorously.
  • Next, dip your brush into the baking soda paste and scrub the surface again.
  • Finally, wet a folded paper towel with the alcohol and remove all the remaining rubber.
  • Repeat everything again as many times as need to completely remove all the rubber.  Usually twice should be enough.
  • In the above picture I scrubbed really hard with the alcohol and removed some of the plastic I think but the point is the mouse is nice and smooth now and still works great.
  • Isopropyl Alcohol can be absorbed through the skin so gloves would be a good idea.

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