track pad is getting sticky

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  1. squid

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    what's a good way to clean it without fugging it up?

    my finger is getting tired :rofl:
     
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    :hsugh: Spermicide? Rubbing alcohol, maybe? :mamoru:
     
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    u nasty
     
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    Not sticky like sticky, but sticky like not smooth and slick anymore. It's like rubbing your finger across a sheet of cardboard whereas it used to be all slick and lubricated-like :mamoru:
     
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    i've heard these work well for cleaning dirt and smudges...not sure about making it smooth again :dunno:


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    I sprayed a tiny dab of fantastic on it and now it looks clean, but I noticed the center of the pad is definitely worn somehow. There's a shiny spot there whereas the rest is dull-colored. That's exactly where it's sticky. Maybe I need to replace this thing.
     
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  8. TheWeasel

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    All track pads get the worn down shiny spots after a decent amount of use. My TiBook track pad is all shiny except for around the edges after years of use. It shouldn't be a big deal as it will still function just fine. I think it feels much better when it gets smooth and shiny then when it's got a texture like they do when new (hope to have my MBP worn down fairly quickly as it makes for better mouse control).
     
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    Yeah, that's what confused me. This is a black Macbook and is less than a year old. I had a TiBook that I used the shit out of every single day for 5 years and the trackpad never got like this. It was all shiny looking as well. But this one...the shiny part is like dragging your finger across drywall.
     

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