Cleaning a hard mouse pad

Does your mouse pad (The Hard type) get that buildup that seems like rubber on it?
Well mine does and I have always looked for a way to clean that off.
Google was useless for help with it, so I got anal today and set out to find a way.
I tried alcohol and a rag and that wasn’t doing the job.
However it did soften the rubbery film built up on it.
So I got an old scrubby sponge from the kitchen (Sponge with a green scrub pad on one side) and tried that.
The alcohol softened the film and the scrubby pad took it off.
Smooth again!!!
Dont forget the mouse feet pads as well.


Solution. Don’t use a mouse pad at all and don’t use an old school mouse with a rubber ball. :+1:

In all seriousness, I’ve ditched the mouse pad altogether about ~15 years ago and never looked back. The issue you’re having is relayed to the dust buildup on the little slider feet at the bottom of the mouse more than anything. An alcohol pad or lens cleaner pad cleans these pretty easy and a weekly dusting of your desk surface works wonders to prevent the issue from starting. Unless you have a glass top desk or a real wood desk with knots right where the mouse would be used there is really no need to even use a mousepad anymore. :cowboy_hat_face:


haven’t used in so long can not remember when the last time I used.


I use a Logitech G500 mouse for gaming.
It is a laser mouse with 5700 dpi and wired for response.
From what I understand the buildup is actually oils and crap from me.
Do they even make the old Ball mouses anymore?


I here this from so many married men…

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Possibly the protective finish wearing off the pad?

Mind in the gutter as usual Lone?


My bad, I must have misunderstood context🤐 but in my defense, I did quote your exact used words…

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We know you were drooling over that Tammy vid.
C-Mon admit it.