我有这条幻灯机的遥控用缆线，它已经有超过 40 年的历史了，现在电缆线的表面已经变得粘了，只要手接触过它，就会感到手指黏糊糊，而且洗不掉。
Isopropyl alcohol USP, 91%
Rubber Computer Power Cable now sticky – how to clean?
I have this slide projector remote control cable and it’s over 40 years old and the surface of the cable has become so sticky that whenever you touch it, your fingers feel sticky and won’t wash off.
I checked the Internet, and many people have encountered this problem, including computer power cables, wired headphone cables, etc. The reason, it is said, is that over time, body oils, moisturizers or lubricants come into contact with the surface of the cable. . These oils damage the surface of the rubber cable and cause it to age faster.
I’ve tried various wipes, soapy water, dish soap, and even 409, but none seem to be able to remove the sticky residue. This is obviously part of the rubber aging process, but…how do I clean this thing? After trying all the above methods, it didn’t work. In the end, I used isopropyl alcohol. After wiping the cable twice with a coarse cloth dipped in isopropyl alcohol, the sticky things on the surface of the rubber cable have been completely removed. Now the touch is very dry, you hurry up Try it.
It is Isopropyl alcohol USP, 91%!