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    Touch remotes getting sticky!

    All 3 of the remotes for my 3 Touch devices are getting sticky and look wet! I first though perhaps the batteries were leaking but that is not the case. Is anyone else experiencing this? It's almost like the plastic material is oozing.Name:  20200114_152953_1600x1200.jpg
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    yes, several threads on this. And also parts of the back of the TOUCH player, and most of the front of the BOOM players. Something about the material causes this.

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    Yep - a lot of other manufacturers' products do likewise. its the coating on the plastic breaking down (or possibly the material itself if its the soft rubbery bits like buttons) - once it starts they have had it. Usually the soft rubber buttons will go first. I have had numerous remotes and similar devices do this (different brands). I think some people try and paint a clear lacquer over the device to get a hard coat over the surface... its worse for products left in sun or heat as that generally speeds up the breakdown.

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    The good news for me is that I've never used these remotes. I use either iPeng on my phone or ipad, squeezeplay on my laptop, or a physical controller (half of the duet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    The good news for me is that I've never used these remotes. I use either iPeng on my phone or ipad, squeezeplay on my laptop, or a physical controller (half of the duet).
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdehan View Post
    All 3 of the remotes for my 3 Touch devices are getting sticky and look wet! I first though perhaps the batteries were leaking but that is not the case. Is anyone else experiencing this? It's almost like the plastic material is oozing.
    P.S. You can try wiping it down with "Desolv-It" or another similar good quality orange oil cleaner (it should dissolve the oil excretions from the plastics breakdown) - but isn't 100% guaranteed to solve the issue. Otherwise i'm told baking soda and a little water as a paste rubbed into it with your fingers then wiped off can sometimes work too for this sort of issue. But YMMV - no guarantees with any of this (I have done the former reasonably successfully in the past, but not the latter - but regardless over time the issue just reoccurs).

    Hi-Fi 1: QNAP HS-453DX NAS+QLMS/Allo USBridge Signature+Shanti LPS/Cirrus ESS Sabre 32-bit Reference DAC (Oppo 105D)/Yamaha Aventage CX-A5000/Focal SM9s.
    Hi-Fi 2: Sqbox Touch+Shanti LPS/Focal XS Books.
    Hi-Fi 3: PC+Squeezelite-X+Material Skin/Focal XS Books.
    Hi-Fi Misc: iPeng (iPad/iPhones)/Plantronics BB Pro 2 LE Headphones.
    Accessories: Tchernov Classic & Van den Hul ICs; Thor PS10 Power Station; Blue Jeans & Ruleconnect Cables (Power, HDMI, USB & Coaxial); Aurios & Vibrapods.

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