AC control knobs getting sticky.

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  1. barracloug

    barracloug New Member

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    My 2011 LR4 is in great condition, however I have noticed that the AC and heater knobs feel all sticky and there is a white sticky substance that can be scraped off, I assume this was a "clear Rubber" coating which is now breaking down, any ideas or tricks to clean it off??
     
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    samcarloso Full Access Member

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    I have the same problem. I thought it was just my lr4.
     
  3. chawki

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    hi Guys, what have you done to the sticky knobs?
     
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    I used t9 and a cloth and removed all the sticky residue off. Looks brand new and fells good now. It's just hard plastic underneath.
     
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    They are rubberized on purpose though. They probably just gum up over time with gunk. I'd use a very mild soap or something to gently clean the crap off.
     
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    Eat less doughnuts in the truck? ;)
     
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    I think its due to the heat, I live in south TX where our temps are 110 deg and very humid 8-9 months a year.
     
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    Well, I haven't experienced this issue yet. My truck is about 4.5 years old, but we have 100F+ temps for about 8 months of the year and peak in the summer of 120-125F. My knobs look fine.

    (I work in the Middle East in Qatar)
     
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    Maybe it affects specific year or VIN numbers. I do not have this issue and I am in Phoenix, AZ (My LR4 is 2013.)
     
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    I have the same problem. My LR4 is 2013.
     

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