On 11/6/2021 1:10 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
Heptane (sold under the name "Bestine")
works wel and won't affect
plastics. Bestine is mostly known to stamp collector s who use it to
remove adhesive from stamps without damaging them. Bestine is also
useful for removing really stubborn deposits from tape and disk heads.
You can expect that eventually, the jacket on the cord will begin
cracking as the loss of plasticizer progresses.
A somewhat more pragmatic approach, short of replacement, is to encase
the the cord in split wire loom. Looks a little clumsy, but will keep
the sticky stuff from fouling anything else.
Yeah I figured cleaning of one sort or another would only delay the
inevitable. I can open it up and look at the cord attachment but thought
I'd see if anyone knew or had anything showing it before I went to that
trouble. My other thought was I have various cable wrap that I could
encase it in as a quick easy way to deal with it.