[NTLK] Sticky Newtons

Gene Beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 2 13:26:48 EDT 2014


> Hopefully you're not having the same issues I had with my wife's 1998 Dakota R/T steering wheel.  The horn button/airbag cover is a hard plastic shell with a rubbery coating.  The truck doesn't get driven much (now has 3800 miles on it), but I got in it one day to move it, and noticed that the horn button had turned to a black tar-like substance.  It would stick to your fingers and was very hard to get off.  I tried all of the usual solvents; lacquer thinner, carburetor cleaner, Goo-Gone, Simple Green (a strong detergent), dish washing detergent, alcohol, but none of those would even clean the stuff off my hands.  

I finally got it off with a vigorous scrubbing with brake fluid.  So far, the horn button pad is clean and NOT sticky.  I hope yours doesn't need any of that.  

I'd start with some dish washing detergent and a toothbrush to see if that helps any.  Then work your way towards the harsher chemicals until you get to something that works.  

Regards,

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
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> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:29:11 +0200
> From: Herman Paassen <paassen at me.com>
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> Subject: [NTLK] Sticky Newtons
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> I own different Newton models and some of them have a coating that have in a strange way become a kind of 'sticky'. Is this familiar to some of you? What's a solution to clean them?
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> Thanks! Herman
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> Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone
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> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:15:31 -0700
> From: Forrest <newtonphoenix at mindspring.com>
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> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Sticky Newtons
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> There are also several pump-spray cleaners available that do a great job of keeping both the Newton's exterior and display grease- and dirt-free. Products like iKlear Cleaner/Polish, designed "for Displays, Acrylic and Aluminum Surfaces", also work well at keeping your other tech devices--phones, tablets, displays--in great condition.
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> Thanks,
> --Forrest
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> **Sent from my inexpensive (but very functional) Hisense Android 7" tablet
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> Chris Chapman <chrisc30 at me.com> wrote:
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