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Little phatty stage 2 modulation wheel sticky rubber

Postby jimbourekas » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:00 am

Hello,

I've seen a couple of posts regarding this matter but couldn't find a solution. My little phatty is 2 years old and I play it about once a week. I noticed that the modulation wheel kind of "melts" regarding its rubber feel. I have seen the same deterioration with other household devices (such as the rubber handles of coffee makers etc).

Is there a solution for this matter apart from finding + replacing the modulation wheel itself?

Regards,

Jim
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Re: Little phatty stage 2 modulation wheel sticky rubber

Postby toryjames » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:56 am

I just noticed this with my LP Stage pitch/mod wheels. I wiped them with a damp cloth thinking it was a substance that got on them (a kid with sticky fingers?) but realized it wasn't going away and started feeling increasingly sticky as I wiped. I have been pressing clean sheets of paper on them and peeling them away, making them slightly less sticky, but has not solved the problem. Not sure, maybe we will have to wait for them to age more, moving to a stage where they "dry out?"
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Re: Little phatty stage 2 modulation wheel sticky rubber

Postby jimbourekas » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:43 am

I just tried wintex + sharp knife and it seems that the sticky layer can be peeled off, probably to come back later in time. This material just dies, why do they keep using it?

The strange thing is that the pitch bend wheel is fine.

Maybe there could be a spray of some kind so that the material gets protected inside?
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Re: Little phatty stage 2 modulation wheel sticky rubber

Postby Ledbetter » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:11 am

Perspiration Or petroleum products can degrade rubber. Sunlight too.
Former owner of Prodigy #2845 (purchased new, long ago), Animoog, Voyager Select (Fire & Maple), Little and Slim Phatties, Nord Electro 4D, 5D and Lead 2X, Roland AX-9.
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Re: Little phatty stage 2 modulation wheel sticky rubber

Postby jimbourekas » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:59 am

I have seen some resin sprays made for arts and crafts, I may just try a clear coat on it. Loads of products come up when I google for "clear coat spray".

When I do I will write back of course.
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Re: Little phatty stage 2 modulation wheel sticky rubber

Postby jimbourekas » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:55 pm

I just noticed that the side panels are also sticky :(
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