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post #1 of 12
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getting my mouse brand new clean has long eluded me. I usually just use the standard mild dish soap and paper towel method, but it's tough to get into the crevices and cracks to get at that nasty stuff. Any tips?
    
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post #2 of 12
Toothpicks and alcohol wipes.
post #3 of 12
I use a paper towel with some alcohol.

Best to just not let it get dirty in the first place!
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post #4 of 12
microfibre cloth meant for cleaning dishes + a bit water = best.
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post #5 of 12
I'd never use some alc or cleaning stuff. Too agressive, especially on rubber coat mice.
Dry cleaning with a tissue/microfibre. Else i'd apply some water.

Not sure on why you would need more aggressive cleaning. Usual usage doesn't need anything more than clear water.
post #6 of 12
I clean the top of my mice with a microfiber cloth moistened with LCD cleaner. I clean them frequently so I don't have any problems getting them clean.

I use mouse tape over the skates of my mouse. When I wax my mouse pad with furniture polish (makes a huge difference), I also put a tiny amount on the tape over each skate. When I replace the tape (roughly one a month), I remove the old tape and wipe the bottom down with a couple of alcohol wipes (the type used by diabetics to clean injection and testing sites) to get rid of any traces of furniture polish that could keep the mouse tape from sticking properly.
     
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post #7 of 12
Why would you worry about the cracks and stuff? A dry cloth to get the oils and buildup off of the surface every now and again is enough. After a year or so, just take the mouse apart and clean the parts individually with running water, soap and a mild brush. Unless you have pending warranty of course.
post #8 of 12
Im using foam from Ronol Foam Cleaner on my microfibre. after looks brand new.

http://www.ronol.de/
post #9 of 12
Paper towels and Windex/409/etc. I also use a knife to dig out all the dead skin that builds up in the cracks. Eventually I'll disassemble the mouse, remove the electronics, and wash all the plastic parts in hot water with dish soap. That last one works great on cheap keyboards too.
post #10 of 12
I obsessively wash my hands and they don't tend to sweat much. If I have a mouse that shows wear/oil badly (I'm looking at you Rival), I'll use a mild soap on a lint free dish rag.
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