I want to wrap my remotes

Cellophane seems too flimsy. Any recommendations?

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  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,589
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Trojan

    Nothing like a conversation starter!

  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,841
    Raw dog it. Your remote will feel better in your and your old ladies hand.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,575
    Bruce just turn them inside out that way you get two uses out of them :p
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 2,922
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Bruce just turn them inside out that way you get two uses out of them :p

    That's exactly what I do before I send em out to be laundered. I am environmentally conscious and like to keep it green!
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,561
    I just threw up in my mouth
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 7,429
    They have a cure for that
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,561
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    They have a cure for that
    I'm afraid to ask :blush:
  • msgmsg Posts: 2,860
    edited June 13
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    They have a cure for that
    Does that pickup line ever work for you, Ron? I only ever get smacked for it.



    I keep thinking about bowling ball finger holes and years worth of built up pizza finger grease. Is this why you're wrapping your remotes, Bruce? Pizza finger grease? Or bowling ball hole grease?

    Or is it other peoples' bowling ball hole pizza finger grease you're trying to avoid?

    I really hate bowling ball hole pizza finger grease.
    Bowling ball hole nacho finger grease is bad too, though.
    The worst is either of those with finger licking in between.
    Almost seems like drinking out of one of the rental shoes would be better.

    I wipe down my remotes periodically with diluted Simple Green and a blue shop towel. I clean my cell phone every day. Talk about gross devices.
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,308
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 7,429
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    They have a cure for that
    I'm afraid to ask :blush:

    He was the one stating "like to keep it green"
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 2,922
    msg wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    They have a cure for that
    Does that pickup line ever work for you, Ron? I only ever get smacked for it.



    I keep thinking about bowling ball finger holes and years worth of built up pizza finger grease. Is this why you're wrapping your remotes, Bruce? Pizza finger grease? Or bowling ball hole grease?

    Or is it other peoples' bowling ball hole pizza finger grease you're trying to avoid?

    I really hate bowling ball hole pizza finger grease.
    Bowling ball hole nacho finger grease is bad too, though.
    The worst is either of those with finger licking in between.
    Almost seems like drinking out of one of the rental shoes would be better.

    I wipe down my remotes periodically with diluted Simple Green and a blue shop towel. I clean my cell phone every day. Talk about gross devices.

    Actually, it is very simple, my old lady has a tv remote that she left in the factory wrapper and I thought it was genius. Over the years some of my remotes have started to collect "pc mouse type shcmutz" so I figured tag em and bag em leave a good looking corpse?
  • 1976doc1976doc Posts: 251
    I used to use a ziplock freezer bag drop it in all the way and fold it over and tape it.. definitely heavy duty enough.
  • msgmsg Posts: 2,860
    After reading Bruce's intended use, I was thinking just this - a Ziploc method.

    I don't really understand how remotes get so wrecked and soiled, generally speaking.
    Treat them carefully like you would the gear they control, and give them a wipe every other week or so?

    (Watch, I'll break my universal within the week.)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,575
    My youngest spilled milk on one years ago. He wipe up the mess then never said a word about what he had done. About three days later omg what a foul smelling remote we had. Took about 2hrs to get it apart good enough to clean all the spoiled cottage cheese out of it.
    WOW!!!
  • msgmsg Posts: 2,860
    Haha, okay you make a strong case for bagging.

    It's a good idea, but personally, I like being able to use remotes without looking. Losing that tactile accuracy would ruin that, and annoy me.

    Side note/slight derail (sorry Bruce) Remotes aren't that hard to clean once you get the hang of it, wouldn't you agree, Ivan? A mini Phillips, a stiff guitar pick to split the case, a little patience, and a soft toothbrush work pretty well. I've used this method to clean remotes I've received with some gear, and all of the URC MX remotes I bought on Ebay. A couple were pretty gnarly.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,575
    edited June 14
    I would not bag mine personally I do like to feel it best I can. I can run most of mine blind. Yep they can be cleaned with patients, I've had to crack quit a few to just clean the carbon pads with 91% alcohol after some years and nothing was ever spilled on them. I can see if you are not going to use them yes take out the batteries and bag just to keep dust or other crud off them.

    By the way MSG I'm stealing that guitar pick trick....
  • msgmsg Posts: 2,860
    if you are not going to use them yes take out the batteries and bag just to keep dust or other crud off them
    This is exactly what I do. Those cheap twist-tie bread/storage bags work great for this.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 2,922
    I can't see em let alone feel them. I have some old ones that are getting cruddy.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,575
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I can't see em let alone feel them. I have some old ones that are getting cruddy.

    Put down the Cheetos Bruce
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 1,792
    Wouldn't be easier to just was your paws more often. I have remotes that are used everyday and years old that look like new.
  • msgmsg Posts: 2,860
    Or, put on a box of nitrile gloves in the morning, and shed them throughout the day as they get dirty. That's a lot easier than washing your hands.
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