Button cleaning ?

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In the past I have rubbed gently with sticky stuff remover.
 

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They look like the buttons on my R Class .... the 'rubber' coating easily comes off :(
 

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Sticky stuff remover may contain a solvent .
 

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Soap and water first before going stronger
 

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When you have removed the degraded gooey rubberised coating (I used white spirit) you are left with a hard plastic button.
 

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They look like the buttons on my R Class .... the 'rubber' coating easily comes off :(


no better on 01 w208. i on second set steering control buttons , no one eats or drinks in any of my cars but the buttons just seem to reach a point where they get sticky ,i have yet to discover a non replacement solution .
 

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no better on 01 w208. i on second set steering control buttons , no one eats or drinks in any of my cars but the buttons just seem to reach a point where they get sticky ,i have yet to discover a non replacement solution .

I just changed the car :D
 

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I just changed the car :D

as said a bit drastic , i dont think they were well made ,but there it is now i think they are made of harder stuff .
 
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Hmmm , i dont mind if the buttons look hard / shiney so reckon i will just give them a clean and see what happens
 

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Hmmm , i dont mind if the buttons look hard / shiney so reckon i will just give them a clean and see what happens
Problem is once the coating comes off you lose the image to tell what the button does to and end up with a shiny black bit with a shiny white square.
 
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Well what else can be done LK ? I guess they can't be bought new
 

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Mine didn't lose anything other than the sticky coating.

Perhaps the beige is different ?
 

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Try some IPA on a microfibre cloth first before anything drastic
 

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