Sticky hands on plexi glas, any workaround?


#1

Hi there,

the top of my next custom will be made of black plexi glas, but I’ve heard that people often get very sticky hands and feel uncomfortable. Is there any thing I can apply to the plexi that will prevent this?


#2

make sure the plexi and your hands are clean? I just got done using a stick that has plexi on top, it’s smooth as can be, and not sticky in the slightest. The only way I can see my hands sticking to this is if my hands had something on them prior to me using the stick.


#3

Wash yo handz niggah


#4

Hrmmm… usually the grime feels nasty. It builds up as you play with the controller and also when you pass it along your friends during play.

Here’s a helpful link - http://slagcoin.com/joystick/decoration.html

Read the maintenance and repair section near the bottom.

“*Maintaining a controller finish can be a lot like maintaining a car finish. Wash and wax it once in a while. For cleaning, use a clean cloth maybe slightly damped with a liquid that is not a solvent of the protective finish; polish will also clean. Some polishes contain wax, but I tend to recommend adding a layer of pure paste wax (like car wax) a few times a year. Maintenance should not be an often event. *”

Washing hands certainly does help, but the grime builds during play and also while your hands sweat.

Hope this helps.


#5

^^ LOL!

Just clean your hands and surface area on the plexi glass… If your palms sweat alot then just keep a mini towl beside you when playing?


#6

you could always use a cut pair of $1 cotton gloves from ace hardware.

i use these when im drawing, the only fingers covered are my ring and pinky fingers when i draw.

if you have a plexi sticky problem you could always cut all the fingers from the gloves so they only cover the palms.

i used to have that problem with one stick i made for some reason the lexan sucked and didnt seem like it was cured right.


#7

keep a cloth around…

i carry all my sticks around in a bag of some sort and inside every bag is a automotive microfiber glass cloth.

whenever u get a chance just wipe off our stick and ur hands :smiley:


#8

instead of plexi, you could try getting opaque acrylic with a matte finish. I got some from tap plastics and am using that for some things on my mini arcade cab project.


#9

hmm… maybe some people just have dirtier hands than others and have problems with sticky hands and stuff because of that. I guess I’ll just go with plexi and see what it feels like :slight_smile: thanks for your thoughts.