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Offline force jx

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Help!! Yoda Fx rubber grip turned sticky
« on: August 01, 2009, 01:14:18 AM »
I just bought a Master Replicas yoda fx lightsaber which was mint in box (sealed) .

To my nightmare, after i opened the box, the rubber grip of the lightsaber was sticky and i believe it is eroding.

Any advice?
Please help!

Offline darth_call

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Re: Help!! Yoda Fx rubber grip turned sticky
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 05:39:50 AM »
hmmmm, I have had a few yoda sabers and I never run onto this issue. New one to me.

It sorta sounds like it may have been left in the heat. I would google around to see if their is a conditioner or method for re-newing rubber.

Edit:
found this
http://www.mgchemicals.com/products/408a.html

« Last Edit: August 01, 2009, 05:56:19 AM by CHEWBACCA »

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Re: Help!! Yoda Fx rubber grip turned sticky
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009, 07:44:12 AM »
does it work?
any1 tried before?

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Re: Help!! Yoda Fx rubber grip turned sticky
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 03:02:34 AM »
Yes, I'm also wondering if this will work, because mine used Yoda has the same problem - rubber is kinda sticky and unfriendly looking. If anyone knows other methods to deal with it - I'd be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Help!! Yoda Fx rubber grip turned sticky
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 12:58:44 PM »
mine did this (or something similar), it felt tacky and appeared like the surface of the grip was sort of peeling/disintigrating.  I ended up using a cloth towel and rubbing all the sticky stuff off and they now seem brand new, smooth to the touch and look perfect.

I don't know if its the same thing you are seeing here, but you may test a small spot and see if just rubbing it off cleans it up.  it felt on mine as if it was some kind of coating on the surface of the rubber. 

i did not try any cleaner, so i can't speak to that although it might make the process easier. i wasn't sure what was happening to the grip, so i didn't apply any cleaner or chemical to the rubber and  they came clean with friction so i left it at that.

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Re: Help!! Yoda Fx rubber grip turned sticky
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 01:24:45 PM »
yeah i had this issue on some of my scaled mr sabers mainly the graflexes it was like the rubber was shedding a skin
i used a towel to basically rub of the bits and when i finished they looked brand new


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Re: Help!! Yoda Fx rubber grip turned sticky
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 07:50:10 AM »
Necrothread, I know.

I want to add for anyone who comes across this problem that dish detergent and a rag (plus a little fingernail scraping) did the trick.  The grips are hard plastic with a rubbery coating as opposed to being rubber all the way through.  Once the coating that is breaking down is removed, it will be fine, but the smooth plastic is a wee slippery in hand.