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B7CE4BEB-9DCD-4083-89A3-B651CE57AD46.thumb.jpeg.39ab91647f8baf93da88aaa628dbff4a.jpegphoto in B/W so it would download but try to look at side of trigger and right above where it’s shiny on the surface rubber. It’s also has fibers and more shiny sticky spots on entire front face of trigger.  Maybe I’m just stuck with it but I decided to clean, grease and re lube all my fishing gear and I used a towel with rubbing alcohol to get my cork looking new again and it did a great job on most of them it removed a lot of dirt but either the alcohol or something that’s been on the rubber/plastic trigger and underside of reel seat now has shiny spots that are sticky I learned quickly not to get the rag with alcohol on that surface bc of the result you get a sticky trigger covered in fibers from the cloth and water doesn’t seem to help but I’m finding the same sort of spots on almost all of my rods and i just need to know if there is a way to clean that area of rods.  I have recently used the alcohol to clean the cork but when I get close to the reel seat I stop bc I’m not sure if that’s what did it or not so yeah thank you so much in advance I’m kinda of an armature when it comes to forums and I hope that this thread isn’t a burden due to being done wrong I know it’s too long probably haha. I did try to look up how to clean hard rubber and There is conflicting answers bc one told me to use alcohol so I’m banking on you guys thx again having a sticky trigger sucks sometimes 

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There might be an additive in the rubbing alcohol but denatured alcohol is used all the time in rod building and shouldn't hurt a thing on a graphite seat. The pic almost looks like a plastic seat with some kind of finish that's coming off. Hard to tell. 

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That looks like the soft touch coating they put on things like TV remotes and other electronics. I’m guessing it’s to make them feel nicer to the touch and reduce fingerprints. 

 

Once a scratch develops it will rub right off especially with alcohol. Only thing you can do now is either live with it or scrape it all off and have it shiny. 

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Yes I think your right it’s not something on it but something coming off and thanks for telling me it’s denatured I was using isopropyl alcohol. Thanks to you both I will live with it but won’t make hat mistake again

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Try plain old Dawn and a scrubby sponge on the handles and cork and rinse well. Makes your cork look new when it dries.

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