Juan asked: How do I clean degraded and sticky rubber from a Nikon camera cover?
Over time, rubber surfaces start to deteriorate and can become sticky and/or rough. This surface can often be cleaned away or simply scraped off. Follow the guidelines below for easy removal techniques.
You Will Need:
- Spoon or dull knife
- Rubbing alcohol
- Soft cloths
Steps to Remove the Sticky Surface:
- Moisten a soft cloth with ammonia or Windex. Rub it over the sticky area to remove some of the damaged surface.
- Rubbing alcohol can be used as well, but should be used with caution as it can cause damage to some plastic surfaces.
- If the sticky, damaged surface remains, it can be scraped away with a spoon or dull knife.
Additional Tips and Ideas
- Please note that these fixes are only temporary. Once the plastic starts to degrade, it will continue and the problem will be recurring. It is best to replace these parts whenever possible.