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post #1 of 7 Old 07-02-2013, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Sticky 355 switches

As a new 355 owner I see this is a typical problem. Is there a way to clean then to remove the tackyness or should I just buy new switches? Has anyone been successful using a solvent of some type on them like paint thiner?
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-02-2013, 09:02 AM
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Look up Sticky No More and send the parts to him.

It is a messy pain in the butt job. I have done it and no way I'll go through it again. SIM is priced very reasonably for the work he does.
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When you see just how much some of these sticky parts costs, you'll have these guys that Brian referred to refinish them first. Sticky No More - Exotic Cars Interior Refinishing Services
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Look up Sticky No More and send the parts to him.

It is a messy pain in the butt job. I have done it and no way I'll go through it again. SIM is priced very reasonably for the work he does.

It's not worth the learning curve and tar in your hair, ship them to SNM, Robbie does a great job, mind blowing lead time (2 days for a ton of stuff), and a fair price
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The previous owner of my car did them himself and they look great. That said, he was a real tinkerer and had the patience to figure this all out. IIRC, he said he used an oven cleaner like Easy Off but please don't go and experiment without doing plenty of research first.

Your best bet - get in touch with Robbie at Sticky No More as several others have suggested. I can't imagine a bigger PITA DIY project.
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I decided to cover them with carbon fiber, but they guy who did it lost the little clips in the buttons, which made them to work in 2 positions. I'm talking about the ones in front of the gear lever. That's why I had to buy another buttons to take their clips. But of course if an experienced guy does the job of the refurbishing (like Robbie), he will know that these can be lost easily and he will be careful.
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I had some time today and would pass on a "potential fix" for the do it yourselfer who has sticky switches. I tried a product called "Goo Gone" it is a citrus based cleaner used for those sticky price tags that you can never get off. I used a Q tip and kept rubbing and got plenty of "tar" off and after it dried it was dry to the touch. No more stickness. I used it on the door switches and the bank of switches on the consol. I dont know if it worked for me because my switches were not that bad but it is worth a few bucks and some qtips if you want to try it.
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