Firming up rubber? (was: Cleaning rubber goo)

Curious Marc curiousmarc3 at
Wed May 4 15:31:41 CDT 2016

Well I currently have that problem with fancy cars of Italian origins, and knowledgeable people told me the real solution is to take the parts out and send them to: (yes, their real name)
Parts get returned in two weeks, look like new and never get sticky again. At least that’s what I am told, and everyone in the business seem to agree. Haven’t tried it yet. Don’t know the cost either, might be way over the top for a joystick! 
Another solution I heard was to wipe with isopropyl alcohol or goo-be-gone, but common sense tells me it’s just going to dissolve the top layer and your problem might reappear. Haven’t tried it either.
Darn rubber parts.

From:  cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> on behalf of tim lindner <tlindner at>
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Date:  Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:44 AM
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Subject:  Firming up rubber? (was: Cleaning rubber goo)

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 10:14 AM, Mike Stein <mhs.stein at> wrote:
 What's the best commonly available solvent for cleaning the rubber goo that used to be pressure
 rollers, belts, feet etc.?

On a similar note, does any have a solution to firm up rubber that is
just starting to gooify?

I have some joystick feet that are just starting to get sticky.

tim lindner

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