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Remote Control Cleaner

Not that kind of remote control cleaner
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I would quite like a product in a can which I could spray over my TV and other remotes. It would form a thick layer over the keys, but not penetrate far into the gaps around them. After 10 minutes, it would set to form a dense rubbery gel which I could peel off, along with all the dirt, to leave my remote's keypad pristine.

Obviously, it could be used to clean cats too.

MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 08 2015

Cleaning putty http://www.amazon.c...&pf_rd_i=B00E9QV27Q
This might be what you're after [hippo, Feb 11 2015]

Dust cleaner http://www.amazon.c...ZY0R5DJBYG3YV2STAQ6
Or maybe this [hippo, Feb 11 2015]

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       Why are there cats adhereing to your TV remote?
pocmloc, Feb 08 2015
  

       Like an embalming fluid for dirt ? I see a bald cat in your future, assuming your able to catch and peel the feline like a grape.
popbottle, Feb 08 2015
  

       There is a product I could recommend. Actually wait, is there some hidden requirement that the remote control needs to to survive this process, still working afterwards?
Ian Tindale, Feb 08 2015
  

       Preferably.   

       I think you could do this with silicone sealant, but it would need to contain small fibres to stop it tearing, so that any bits that had got into the crevices would pull out rather than tearing off. Also, it should cure quickly (say, 5min, which is the patience of the average consumer).
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 08 2015
  

       //the average consumer//   

       Really Max, you're much too modest.   

       You could commission a washcloth sized product made from the same polymer as one of those 'sticky hand' or 'whacky wall walkers' toys. Press it onto your remote, a quick rinse and dry then its ready for next time. Hell, that might actually be a viable product.
AusCan531, Feb 08 2015
  

       I don't think they have the necessary sticktion. You could use Rodico (watchmakers' BluTac) or even BluTac itself, perhaps - but then it's not a marketable product.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 08 2015
  

       There's a proprietary product to do just this. Link to follow.
8th of 7, Feb 10 2015
  

       Tape works.
Voice, Feb 10 2015
  

       Well, it's not something that dries on and peals off, but it seems like a good tool to clean a remote would be similar to a rubber stamp cleaning pad.   

       This is a tray about a quarter inch deep with the bottom covered in a mat of brush-like material. Add a little water and cleaning solution of your choice, turn the remote over, and rub it around on the brush. Since it's upside down, the water shouldn't get too far into the remote. Shake it out and leave it upside down until it dries (or set on specially designed remote drying rack). The brush in my wife's stamp cleaner might be a little too short and soft to get up between the buttons, but it should be easy enough to select the right brush for this product.
scad mientist, Feb 10 2015
  

       plastic wrap?
dentworth, Feb 10 2015
  

       dishwasher.
FlyingToaster, Feb 10 2015
  

       Professional service required - post the remote control to a remote cleaning facility, where it will be cleaned by remote control cleaning robots, and returned clean.
pocmloc, Feb 11 2015
  

       PVA glue (the real kind you buy from builders' merchants and paint shops, not the watery kind sold for children's art supplies) would do this. Also, regardez les liens.
hippo, Feb 11 2015
  

       //PVA glue// Most assuredly not. PVA wood glue has the consistency of cream. It would penetrate between, around and under the keys. When it had set, it would be brittle enough that pieces would break off and be left behind in the keypad.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 11 2015
  

       How about that polymer they use to affix new credit cards to the letters when they post them to you?
AusCan531, Feb 11 2015
  

       That would be close, if it's sticky enough to grab dirt.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 11 2015
  
      
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