STICKY SWITCHES DONE IN AN HOUR

Spartacus

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I took my GS swith panel out the other day because the buttons were doing the usual and had gone all slimey .
I was bored at lunch today so took the panel apart , scraped all the sticky resedue off all the swiches with my finger nail and wiped clean with alcohol .
Worth an hour of anyones time . They look brand new now .

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hashluck

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Yep, I managed to do the same and with panel in situ, along with the centre console buttons. Took about 3 hours, Sticky Stuff Remover and Meths helped along with cotton buds but mainly a strong thumbnail. It failed with the air vents though so I replaced those.
 

Gazcw

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I took my GS swith panel out the other day because the buttons were doing the usual and had gone all slimey .
was bored at lunch today so took the panel apart , scraped all the sticky resedue off all the swiches with my finger nail and wiped clean with alcohol .
Worth an hour of anyones time . They look brand new now .

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Will the lettering wear off with use now?
 

conaero

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Will the lettering wear off with use now?
Its printed and the symbol is basically a hole in the black paint.

Over time maybe but its a good way to extend it for a few year more.

You could of course, spray the same clear rubber coating back over the top. I did find it in aerosol form...Ill go have a look to see if I can find it.
 

Gazcw

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Its printed and the symbol is basically a hole in the black paint.

Over time maybe but its a good way to extend it for a few year more.

You could of course, spray the same clear rubber coating back over the top. I did find it in aerosol form...Ill go have a look to see if I can find it.
Light spray with clear lacquer maybe?
 

Felonious Crud

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I took my GS swith panel out the other day because the buttons were doing the usual and had gone all slimey .
was bored at lunch today so took the panel apart , scraped all the sticky resedue off all the swiches with my finger nail and wiped clean with alcohol .
Worth an hour of anyones time . They look brand new now .

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Let us know when you work out how to clean the slime out from under your fingernail. :)
 

Spartacus

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Its printed and the symbol is basically a hole in the black paint.

Over time maybe but its a good way to extend it for a few year more.

You could of course, spray the same clear rubber coating back over the top. I did find it in aerosol form...Ill go have a look to see if I can find it.

I might get some. My bloody Raybans have started doing the same thing .!


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Spartacus

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The eagle eyed viewer amongst you all may have also noticed that I also swapped the (Sport and MSP) & ( Start and Hazzard) buttons around. Because our cars are right hand drive ! A handy hint for all you pop pickers out there with midget arms (Courtesy of MAF)
 
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MrPea

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The eagle eyed viewer amongst you all may have also noticed that I also swapped the (Sport and MSP) & ( Start and Hazzard) buttons around. Because our cars are right hand drive ! A handy hint for all you pop pickers out there with midget arms (Courtesy of MAF)
Sport is the button I need furthest away so I'm never tempted to switch it off.
 

alfatwo

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Impressive mate.. Its amazing what you can achieve sitting at a desk or just faffing about in the car park at lunch time!

Dave