Removing sticky deteriorated pleather from earpads?
Jan 23, 2011 at 5:05 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

Kabeer

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Iv got some earpads on a headphone about 30-40 years old. The pleather vinyl that was on them had degraded so much that half of it flaked off, and the remaining half has gone all 'gooey', so its like gooey plastic tar embedded in the cloth.
 
I want to clean it all out, to leave only clean cotton cloth.

I tried washing it in a bowl with washing up liquid today, but it didnt remove the stickyness. Any ideas?
Thanks :)!
 
Jan 23, 2011 at 5:25 PM Post #2 of 2

Uncle Erik

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Try denatured alcohol. You'll find it at any hardware store and it's reasonable. It should get the residue out and leave no odor or stickiness behind.
 

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