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Freelander 1 Rotary heater control actuation interface devices going milky can anyone help?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Avocet1, Jul 20, 2019.

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  1. Avocet1

    Avocet1 Well-Known Member

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    Tried to clean the heater control knobs with some matt finish dashboard wipes, and they've ended up going all milky. Is there anything that can be done for them?

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    @Mackers :)
    He's quite good at those sort of things.
     
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    Clear nail varnish for milky switches. Black bumper black or black cherry shoe dye.
     
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    Washing up liquid. The switches pull oft.

    Can yer edit the title to switches.
     
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    Try playing a heat gun over them.
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood Full Member

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    Take 'em off first ... ;)
     
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    Its clearly because of Brexit. Write to your MP. Ask them to thwart the will of people because since the referendum result your knob's gone the wrong colour.
     
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    They may write back and ask if you have removed the cock ring first though ...
     
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    Awwwwww.... how chaste....! OK done. Can't call them switches, 'cause they ain't though! :)
     
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    What goes on in the Brexit forum should stay in the Brexit forum. Anyway, I'd have thought the whiter the better for you guys? (But since you ask, no need to write to any MPs, I'm leaving it to Old Father Time to get rid of the Brexiteers....)
     
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    Take them off by pulling on them really hard, then with some fine wet and dry rub the smeg off with plenty of elbow grease
     
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    OK, washing up liquid sounds like the least aggressive of the suggestions so far. I'll give that a go first. Thanks!
     
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    Knobs go back to cloudy after fairy liquid. Spit and polish is the only way!
     
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    It's a known problem. Washing the rotary heater controls with fairy liquid is the fix. They have a strange rubber type coating on them so anything abrasive or chemically strong will cause them damage.
     
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    I used washing liquid on mine and the improvement was very short lived.
     
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    Fairy liquid will clean them. They get sticky if yer got mucky fingers. It won't undo a damaged surface. The other option is buying all purpose car cleaner or something yer would use on the dash. It will only do what fairy can.
     
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    I used fine wet and dry not a sander!
     
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    Disgusting:eek:
     
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    Pure filth I know ;)
     
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    And sticky ... oo err Matron ....
     
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