How to Clean Sticky Buttons in Car

March 20, 2024

Anyone who has eaten a drive-thru meal in their car knows that the interior buttons can get sticky. But a YouTube video has shown how drivers can use a cheap household product to clean those buttons. All you need is a pack of makeup remover wipes.

First, drivers should make sure their vehicle is turned off. You don’t want to risk shorting out any electronics with harsh chemicals. Also, it’s important to test a small area of the button to see if it will damage the plastic surface.

Next, the YouTuber recommends using a soft cotton ball or cotton swab to apply a small amount of isopropyl alcohol to the sticky area of the button. Then, use a microfiber towel to remove any residue that is loosened by the cleaner. The button should be clean and sticky-free within minutes. You can repeat the process if necessary. Alternatively, you can buy a product called electrical contact cleaner by WD-40, which is designed to dissolve adhesive and may work even better than the rubbing alcohol. It’s available at most auto parts stores.

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