Stop using spray-on rubberised finish

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Re: Stop using spray-on rubberised finish

Post by HLAJD » Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:36 am

I am also having this problem, does anyone know the best way to disassemble this 3d connexion pro mouse?

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Re: Stop using spray-on rubberised finish

Post by BEST-Fittings » Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:03 am

Hi guys, another sticky pad user!!

As above, what is the best way to dismantle the SpaceMouse Pro?

I don't want to break any hidden clips or anything trying to prise the top cover off.

I can feel some screw head recesses under four of the rubber feet, but I want to avoid trashing the rubber feet to get to screws that I don't need to undo..

Any help gratefully received..
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Re: Stop using spray-on rubberised finish

Post by » Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:41 am

found this: ... os-2330467

I would only do this if the device is past its warranty period.

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Re: Stop using spray-on rubberised finish

Post by BEST-Fittings » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:52 am

Thanks Frank,

My unit is well past warranty, so this helps.

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Re: Stop using spray-on rubberised finish

Post by jorge » Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:15 pm

Hello, I had the same problem with my space mouse enterprise, it had been really sticky for a long time, and I decided to try cleanning it with plain bathroom alcohol, but instead of applying the alcohol directly I applied a limited amount of alcohol to a piece of toilet paper and made one pass over the sticky area, and every next pass I made, I used a clean area of the piece of wet toilet paper, so as to try to "remove" the sticky material instead of smearing it all over the part I wanted to clean. The sheet of toilet paper that was in touch with the mouse turned very dark with the gummy material, but after the alcohol evaporated I realized that the sticky surface was much less stickier. I repeated the process several times, and was able to leave the space mouse really clean and free of any stickiness. It really worked very well for me and did not affect the finishing of the product in any way. I recommend to do the same, but make sure that every pass of the alcohol wetted toilet paper, is only used once. I guess that is the key point. Good Luck!! This are some pictures of is how it ended up, I did not take any pictures of how it looked before, sorry!
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Re: Stop using spray-on rubberised finish

Post by zoomer » Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:11 pm

Looks like Alkohol erodes all sticky rubber finish.
For me it feels very unpleasant if I have to touch an eroded rubber surface.

My original Space Navigator knob got really sticky and started to erode by
itself. Felt disgusting.
I tried a Silicone Spray. That is what car sellers use to make oldtimer's
tires look new from the side, or what you should spray on your car door
seals from time to time to keep it non sticky and elastic.

I sprayed it on a cloth and rubbed it on the Space Navigators knob rubber.
Beside that it felt like a another layer of gliding non stickiness above sticky
rubber it did not much initially. But it also did not erode more than the
most top degraded rubber layer. It did not create holes or scars.

But some months later, there is no more gliding layer. The Rubber itself
feels healthier and less sticky.
I assume it would be good to repeat the Silicone process from time to

(Just do not find the spray can. As I now realize that my original SM Enterprise
now also starts to get sticky ....)

If they would have used leather instead, like a Brooks Saddle, we likely
would not need this thread ....
3DConnexion devices are my first sticky rubber effect coating computer
input devices I ever experienced.
(Or new original CADMice with Aluminium applications that corrode after
2 months, not even talking about the failing click mechanism)
Even when I took at my Logitech Nulooq (from 2006 ?) out of the cupboard
lately, all rubber parts and hardware were still perfect - I just had to trash
it because of any functioning drivers on any current OS.

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