How to clean the rubbery coating on the sides of Push 2?

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petrhosek
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How to clean the rubbery coating on the sides of Push 2?

Post by petrhosek » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:10 pm

The rubbery coating on the sides of my Push 2 has become sticky over time. I tried cleaning with damp cloth but it hasn't helped at all. I considered using isopropyl alcohol but I'm concerned that it might damage the coating. Does anyone have any tips for these surfaces?

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Re: How to clean the rubbery coating on the sides of Push 2?

Post by starving student » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:48 am

did you find a good solution for this?

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Re: How to clean the rubbery coating on the sides of Push 2?

Post by Lovelights » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:15 pm

Here is one clever trick, wait til he gets to the rubber pads

https://youtu.be/zHgV2g691o8

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Re: How to clean the rubbery coating on the sides of Push 2?

Post by H20nly » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:50 pm

Swiffer!

:lol:

Genius!!


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Re: How to clean the rubbery coating on the sides of Push 2?

Post by fishmonkey » Sun May 19, 2019 9:18 am

i recently noticed that my Push 2 is having the same issue where the TPE coating is degrading and getting sticky.

Ableton support said that they think it is to do with heat or sunlight, but my unit has definitely never been in the sun, nor close to a heater...
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Re: How to clean the rubbery coating on the sides of Push 2?

Post by jestermgee » Sun May 19, 2019 10:16 pm

I have a Numark CDX which has the same issue. I cleaned it one day and noted it was very sticky and thought I must have spilled something on it. A small amount of detergent and a cloth and it was a little better. Granted my CDX is 10 years old and it's still fine to use but it has never been out of the studio and never in sunlight. I have noted my push has some ever slight stickiness and it is on a carpeted desk and 90% of the time lives under its own blanket.

It's a poor choice in plastic as it seems it's oil in the plastic that starts to liquify a bit after a while

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Re: How to clean the rubbery coating on the sides of Push 2?

Post by Angstrom » Sun May 19, 2019 11:21 pm

All these devices with that modern ruberised coating go this way (sticky and eroding) after a few years. It's not s durable coating and unfortunately there's no way to "repair" this coating. I think it's a bad choice personally but I guess it's sexy on the showroom floor. I predict in 5 years nobody will manufacture with this finish anymore

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Re: How to clean the rubbery coating on the sides of Push 2?

Post by Stefan Jantschek » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:28 am

Angstrom wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:21 pm
All these devices with that modern ruberised coating go this way (sticky and eroding) after a few years. It's not s durable coating and unfortunately there's no way to "repair" this coating. I think it's a bad choice personally but I guess it's sexy on the showroom floor. I predict in 5 years nobody will manufacture with this finish anymore
Absolutely right.
Nothing more to add.
I have to use my gear in tropical climate quite often.
It takes less than 2 years for that rubber coated surfaces to become irreversible sticky.
My Push 2 could be scratched clean only with my thumbnail.
That is something on my to-do list.... :)

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