[NTLK] Sticky Newtons

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Wed Oct 8 18:32:27 EDT 2014


Break fluid? Whew makes me wonder about the case if it might react to
that in the future.

I would have tried 90% isopropyl rubbing alcohol.  It has worked wonders
for me and is not near as nasty as some of the other cleaners I have
herad mentioned (not sure if someone mentioned isopropyl alcohol before
or not, if they did sorry I missed it).

On 10/2/2014 1:26 PM, Gene Beaird wrote:
>> 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,



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