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D Voice
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:25 am    Post subject: Cleaning Monitors Reply with quote

My studio monitors (M-Audio CX5s actually) have what feels like a sticky residue on the front (rubbery part) of both monitors.

What causes that and more importantly, how to clean it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They make wipes for that. Check your local computer store.
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask the professionals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPBIfvZDTnw

Now seriously, here's some advice, and it must be good, they speak with a Scandinavian accent:

https://www.dynaudio.com/dynaudio-academy/2017/february/ask-the-expert-how-to-clean-your-speakers

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My apologies; I certainly don't mean to sound "stuffy" but, I've been using loudspeakers for, well... longer than I'd care to admit, and have never encountered anything but surface dust on them. I cannot imagine what in a loudspeaker might create a sticky residue, apart from, say, a leaky component in the amplifier. But I'm guessing the amp would not be physically located where a leak would get onto the outside of a speaker. As this sticky residue is on both of your speakers if it were me, I would contact M-Audio.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an app for that...

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Mark Farrell



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had something similar occur to a rubber coating on the body and grille of a microphone which got very sticky. Evidently an environmental issue with some rubber that causes 'reversion' of rubber'.
https://www.polymersolutions.com/blog/stickiness-insulting-reality-rubber-reversion/
I attempted to clean the stickyeness off, but nothing would cut it apart from solvents that would have stripped the paint.
The manufacturer of the mic is willing to send me replacement a body and grill for free (I pay shipping).
If the rubber is the the cone part of the monitor, probably best to contact the manufacturer.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently had this exact problem with the casing around a camera remote shutter release. It had been sitting unused for a few years. I used isopropyl alcohol and it lost all it's tackiness with no detrimental effect on the underlying structure.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya gotta stop using the deep fryer to make Fried Twinkies next to your studio!
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