rubber buttons eat my smoke...

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housemusiclover
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rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by housemusiclover » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:27 pm

All those rubber buttons look so disgusting after a while, be it padKONTROL, APC, XBOX remote, whatever... :x
Anyone got cleaning tips or will i just have to live with it (guess so)?
I know smoking's bad for me and my toys, mmmkayyy.

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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by arctic ranger » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:10 am

woes me...i cant make good music cause my rubbers are dirty
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dru
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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by dru » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:13 am

We used to use a dab of RP7 to clean the rollers in a copier when I was a tech.

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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by outershpongolia » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:15 am

housemusiclover wrote:All those rubber buttons look so disgusting after a while, be it padKONTROL, APC, XBOX remote, whatever... :x
Anyone got cleaning tips or will i just have to live with it (guess so)?
I know smoking's bad for me and my toys, mmmkayyy.
Some plastic/rubber gets yellowed in sunlight.. not sure if it applies to artificial light but idk..

housemusiclover
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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by housemusiclover » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:30 pm

arctic ranger wrote:woes me...i cant make good music cause my rubbers are dirty
stunningly hilarious...
dru wrote:We used to use a dab of RP7 to clean the rollers in a copier when I was a tech.
thanks, might be worth a try
outershpongolia wrote:Some plastic/rubber gets yellowed in sunlight.. not sure if it applies to artificial light but idk..
Not sure i understand - do you mean that might be the cause or that i should put the tech on the balcony to "bleach" it?

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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by kb420 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:41 pm

arctic ranger wrote:woes me...i cant make good music cause my rubbers are dirty

When I finish, I usually just throw the rubber away! :oops: :oops:
H20nly wrote:fuck Bitwig.

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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by ThrowAway » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:20 pm

alcohol and a micro fiber towel.

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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by the_antagonist » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:17 am

kb420 wrote:
arctic ranger wrote:woes me...i cant make good music cause my rubbers are dirty

When I finish, I usually just throw the rubber away! :oops: :oops:

but some times not right away. a week later you might think... "i really shoulda binned that sooner"

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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by dru » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:19 am

Do not use alcohol as it will deteriorate and dry out the rubber. You don't want to do this which is why I suggested RP7.

http://www.selleys.com.au/Selleys-RP7/default.aspx

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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by 3dot... » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:27 am

^^ wrong . it will evaporate real quick...RP7 on the other-hand contains lubricants...(which make it dirty and sticky in the long run)
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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by 3dot... » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:28 am

I wouldn't recommend using it on pots and sliders either..
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housemusiclover
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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by housemusiclover » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:40 am

Well, to me it almost looks like the smoke somehow reacts with the rubber and discolors it (and not "sits on top").
Not that big a deal...Anyway, anyone wanna try to sand their buttons? :lol:

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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by dru » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:18 am

3dot... wrote:^^ wrong . it will evaporate real quick...RP7 on the other-hand contains lubricants...(which make it dirty and sticky in the long run)
alcohol will also expand the rubber and dry it out as you're working it in. Rp7 has lubricating properties yes, but won't harm rubber like alcohol does. Four years as a copier tech has shown this. :) I used to use isopropyl alcohol to clean copier rollers until senior techs told me otherwise, made a huge difference to the performance of the pickup rollers.

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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by hautlle » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:19 am

The smoke actually gets deposited into the pores of the rubber creating the yellow color. Regular cleaning should keep this from happening, but if it's already occured you might be SOL. Alcohol would probably be alright if you don't over-do it, but I doubt it would get rid of it. Not sure about RP7

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Re: rubber buttons eat my smoke...

Post by 8O » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:21 am

This stuff...

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...does the trick for pretty much everything, plus doesn't attack the rubber/plastic itself...
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