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GT window butons and inside 'handle' have gone sticky

Hi. has anyone had an issues with the black plastic 'handle' that is used to pull door closed and also the elec window buttons etc going all sticky?? both if mine are a mess. anyone else seen this?
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Hi. has anyone had an issues with the black plastic 'handle' that is used to pull door closed and also the elec window buttons etc going all sticky?? both if mine are a mess. anyone else seen this?
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Only thing you can do is remove the layer, using f.i. isopropyl alcohol ....
And/or cover the doorhandels in f.i. leather.
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Just cleaned my daughters window switch pack using isopropyl. Easy job. Nail polish remover will probably do the same job.
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Yes, you have two options:

1. Use a solvent like isopropyl alcohol to dissolve the sticky layer, leaving you with hard plastic that looks a lot nicer.

2. Buy new trim and install it - lots of work and in a few years it will go sticky again.
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I wouldn't use nail-varnish remover as that can contain acetone which can dissolve some hard plastics such as polystyrene and ABS. Isopropanol is safe.
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I used a nail varnish remover 'cotton pad' to sort out my window switch.
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Thanks everyone, appreciate the reply. I have access to IPA so ill give it a bash I have seen some of the leather covers but not really a fan of them. thx again
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...... I have seen some of the leather covers but not really a fan of them.
Covered them in leather myself, happy with the result
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Covered them in leather myself, happy with the result
+1 bit of a faf but looks and feels so much nicer.
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Acetone nail varnish remover worked fine for me. Takes a while but gets back to nice plastic, unfinished but looks fine.
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I've just sorted the new ones bought off of eBay with some "Armorall" brand interior cleaning wipes from Halfords (other brands of wipe and suppliers of motoring paraphernalia are available); with some slightly vigorous rubbing the sticky stuff came off fairly easily.
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