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    What to do with a Boom with sticky front panel?

    The English instructions mention:

    Processing instructions:
    First simply remove the old button. Then remove as much dirt as possible
    with packet adhesive.
    See picture 4. With Tesa it is also very easy to see where dust or dirt is
    still sitting.
    If everything is clean, start with the big sticker. It is best to put it on
    the table and then remove the back.

    I'm guessing "Tesa" is the sticker material.

    Best wishes,

    David

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    #2
    What to do with a Boom with sticky front panel?

    Hi all,

    My Boom has served me well for many years. I decided to give it a good cleaning the other day, and the solution I used had a small amount of bleach. Well, it was just enough to interact with the button panel/knob on the front, and turn it permanently sticky!

    I'm not too upset, as I'm preferring to use an Echo Dot + Denon HEOS 1 in the Boom's place. But what to do with the Boom? Sell it for parts? The display still works, although it's showing signs of age/dimming. I have full box and accessories. Do we have a place or rule about selling things here? Or is eBay better? Suggested price, considering the condition?

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      #3
      Same problem for my second boom.

      The sticky stuff seems to be the varnish on top of the black paint (otherwise the plastic is transparent)

      I don't see a way to clean that without actually removing the black tint

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        #4
        It was not likely your cleaning that did it. I have two booms with the sticky front panels. I've never cleaned them with anything. It's a well known problem. Both work well however.....I even have some squeezebox remotes (which I don't actually use often) that have started getting the same "stickiness".
        Home: Pi4B-8GB/pCP8.2.x/4TB>LMS 8.3.x>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)
        Cottage: rPi4B-4GB/pCP8.2.x/4TB>LMS 8.3.x>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (Radio WIFI)
        Office: Win11(64)>foobar2000
        The Wild: rPi3B+/pCP7.x/4TB>LMS 8.1.x>hifiberry Dac+Pro (LMS & Squeezelite)
        Controllers: iPhone14Pro & iPadAir5 (iPeng), CONTROLLER, Material Skin, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64)
        Files: Ripping: dBpoweramp > FLAC; Post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes, TuneFusion; Streaming: Spotify

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          #5
          Old problem - http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...-replace-knobs
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            #6
            Hello

            About this stickyness, here are my findings so far on a BOOM frontpanel

            The substance that is making it sticky is the matte varnish on top on the black paint, that makes it looks smooth and silky like soft rubber.

            - cleaning it with soap or cloth ; you just make it worse.

            - with alcohol, you can remove the sticky substance but it's very difficult to 100% remove it everywhere and completely get rid of the stickyness. Also, you'll end up with a shiny and somewhat cloudy surface, it won't be matte anymore

            - with paint thinner , you get back to bare plastic, which is transparent (believe it or not) ; you remove both the "sticky matte", the black paint underneath, and the text of the buttons. You end up with a clean, shiny & translucent surface. Some people paint it back in black ("...I hit the sack " ) + matte car varnish, but it won't be the same ever again.
            Last edited by sebulba; 2017-07-22, 10:06.

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              #7
              Baby Powder

              Hello,
              Try Baby Powder (Talcum). It's magic!
              Ronny
              (3 Booms)

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                #8
                Originally posted by rcolotto View Post
                Hello,
                Try Baby Powder (Talcum). It's magic!
                Ronny
                (3 Booms)
                Serious?

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                  #9
                  Talcum

                  YES!
                  Serious.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by rcolotto View Post
                    YES!
                    Serious.
                    OK, I'll try and give it a shot this weekend. I have nothing to lose! Boom is boxed up, just looking for a new home, or maybe even tossed.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by SamS View Post
                      OK, I'll try and give it a shot this weekend. I have nothing to lose! Boom is boxed up, just looking for a new home, or maybe even tossed.
                      Don't toss it. someone will pay you for shipping. Booms are really useful. I have 2 in use, and one in reserve.
                      Home: Pi4B-8GB/pCP8.2.x/4TB>LMS 8.3.x>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)
                      Cottage: rPi4B-4GB/pCP8.2.x/4TB>LMS 8.3.x>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (Radio WIFI)
                      Office: Win11(64)>foobar2000
                      The Wild: rPi3B+/pCP7.x/4TB>LMS 8.1.x>hifiberry Dac+Pro (LMS & Squeezelite)
                      Controllers: iPhone14Pro & iPadAir5 (iPeng), CONTROLLER, Material Skin, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64)
                      Files: Ripping: dBpoweramp > FLAC; Post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes, TuneFusion; Streaming: Spotify

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                        #12
                        re: talc

                        Please report back on the talc! I have 4 booms still in play and some are definitely quite sticky....isopropyl definitely didn't help. Got it cleaner, sure, but definitely not less sticky...

                        I'd love to find a reliable solution!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bossanova808 View Post
                          Please report back on the talc! I have 4 booms still in play and some are definitely quite sticky....isopropyl definitely didn't help. Got it cleaner, sure, but definitely not less sticky...

                          I'd love to find a reliable solution!
                          yep, both mine are very sticky
                          Home: Pi4B-8GB/pCP8.2.x/4TB>LMS 8.3.x>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)
                          Cottage: rPi4B-4GB/pCP8.2.x/4TB>LMS 8.3.x>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (Radio WIFI)
                          Office: Win11(64)>foobar2000
                          The Wild: rPi3B+/pCP7.x/4TB>LMS 8.1.x>hifiberry Dac+Pro (LMS & Squeezelite)
                          Controllers: iPhone14Pro & iPadAir5 (iPeng), CONTROLLER, Material Skin, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64)
                          Files: Ripping: dBpoweramp > FLAC; Post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes, TuneFusion; Streaming: Spotify

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by bossanova808 View Post
                            Please report back on the talc! I have 4 booms still in play and some are definitely quite sticky....isopropyl definitely didn't help. Got it cleaner, sure, but definitely not less sticky...

                            I'd love to find a reliable solution!
                            Just the volume / menu knob on my booms got sticky, talcum powder mops up the sticky making it nicer to touch,
                            It's a bit grey now but not too bad. To be honest it just looks like I haven't dusted it for a while.

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                              #15
                              Placing the knob in the dish washer helped! But he remaining front panel is still sticky...

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