I want to wrap my remotes

Cellophane seems too flimsy. Any recommendations?
Parlor: Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*

Dungeon: Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*Usher N-6361*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*IFI nano IDSD* Cambridge CXU*

Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

Head gear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S*

Hello Kitty boombox

Spares: Yamaha RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*


Self Control is over rated.
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  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,718
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Trojan

    Nothing like a conversation starter!

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,150
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,346
    Parlor: Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*

    Dungeon: Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*Usher N-6361*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*IFI nano IDSD* Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Head gear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S*

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spares: Yamaha RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*


    Self Control is over rated.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,476
    Bruce just turn them inside out that way you get two uses out of them :p
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,346
    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!
    Parlor: Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*

    Dungeon: Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*Usher N-6361*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*IFI nano IDSD* Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Head gear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S*

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spares: Yamaha RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*


    Self Control is over rated.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,729
    I just threw up in my mouth
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,150
    They have a cure for that
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,729
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    They have a cure for that
    I'm afraid to ask :blush:
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-350, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver PM-600

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Now Carrying Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,317
    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: 6,466
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,150
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    They have a cure for that
    I'm afraid to ask :blush:

    He was the one stating "like to keep it green"
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,346
    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?
    Parlor: Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*

    Dungeon: Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*Usher N-6361*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*IFI nano IDSD* Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Head gear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S*

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spares: Yamaha RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*


    Self Control is over rated.
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,317
    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: 7,476
    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: 3,317
    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: 7,476
    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: 3,317
    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: 3,346
    I can't see em let alone feel them. I have some old ones that are getting cruddy.
    Parlor: Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*

    Dungeon: Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*Usher N-6361*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*IFI nano IDSD* Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Head gear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S*

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spares: Yamaha RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*


    Self Control is over rated.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,476
    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: 2,145
    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.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's
    Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC, Audio Art IC3; Speaker cable LA International SS-800; PS Audio AC-3 power cords; All into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,317
    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.
  • GatecrasherGatecrasher Posts: 1,596
    edited July 4
    Whenever I purchase a new piece of A/V equipment I buy an extra remote for it and then seal the spare in polyethylene tubing. I usually don't seal the primary remote but could if I wanted to. If I only had one I might.

    Here's what I use. I have several different widths and thicknesses of polyethylene tubing that I use to package the reproduction parts I manufacture in my little side busainess. I use it for other things too though. It comes in handy. For remotes I use 4 mil thick x 3" wide polyethylene tubing.

    The tubing comes in rolls from U-line and then I use an induction sealer to seal the ends.


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    The remote still works perfect once sealed. The seal is air tight and water-proof. After a few weeks I could replace the tubing with new to keep it looking nice.

    This is what I would use if I was going to do this.
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    SRT 10.2 SYSTEM
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    (2) SRT Control Centers w/Remote
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 3,986
    Well,,,

    A good idea for protective wrapping there stubby.
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  • GatecrasherGatecrasher Posts: 1,596
    edited July 4
    After wrapping mine last night I still have it wrapped. It works perfect as-if there is no wrap.

    I've had some equipment in the past that had scummy-looking remotes with the lettering worn off the buttons and generally looked like crap. Some had soft drinks spilled on them with sticky gooey crunchy buttons. That's why I always buy a spare now but this wrapping is definitely a good way to protect one. You barely notice it. 4 mil polyethylene is pretty-tough too. About the same thickness as a Ziplock "Freezer" bag. Very difficult to rip apart with your bare hands.
    POLK AUDIO SRT
    (Signature Reference Theater)

    2rqdrna.jpg s6k686.jpg 11rgneu.jpg
    SRT 10.2 SYSTEM
    (4) SRT Subs & Satellites
    (2) SRT Center Speakers
    (2) SRT Control Centers w/Remote
    (4) f/x1000 Surrounds
    (2) PSW650 Subs
    Pioneer Elite SC-09TX AVR
    Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD Blu-Ray
    Pioneer Elite BDP-33FD Blu-Ray (Region-Free)
    Custom HTPC w/Multi-Lane SATA Hot-Swapable Drive RAID Tower
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,804
    maybe this stuff would work?

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    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?sku=38058&gclid=CMOAsK6a8NQCFcSNswod9zgBJw

    They even have it in black...
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,145
    I just wash my hands a lot. Don't eat and handle remotes at the same time. Wipe down once in a great while, some over 10 years old and look like new.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's
    Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC, Audio Art IC3; Speaker cable LA International SS-800; PS Audio AC-3 power cords; All into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.
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