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So I recently purchased a Steelseries QcK mouse pad, and let me begin by saying I love it. biggrin.gif
However during the 2-3 weeks I have had it on my desk, I have noticed that it attracts a lot of dust and being an OCD clean freak its really bothering me. I haven't cleaned a 'gaming' mouse pad before and wanted to know (assuming it isn't going to damage the mouse pad) how to clean it. I tried a very fine microfiber cloth but it did nothing. I would have thought it would have caught some of the dust on the pad but it did not. Any suggestions with potential cleaning or dust removal on the pad?

The wonders of new carpet huh thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

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Get a lint roller for loose dirt and lint. Pick your pad up and "pop" it like shaking out a blanket.

If you want to go deeper, then get a wet sponge and warm water and wipe it down and let it dry.

Finally, you can always throw it in the laundry on cold and let it air dry.
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Get a lint roller for loose dirt and lint. Pick your pad up and "pop" it like shaking out a blanket.

If you want to go deeper, then get a wet sponge and warm water and wipe it down and let it dry.

Finally, you can always throw it in the laundry on cold and let it air dry.

EDIT: Hmmm a lint roller never crossed my mind. I will try it out, thanks!
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Hmmm a lint roller never crossed my mind. I will try it out, thanks!

It takes care of surface dust and lint. The deeper stuff like skin cells and sweat/dirt will have to be washed out. Usually, unless you're really sweaty, that won't be an issue till you've had the pad for much longer.
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It takes care of surface dust and lint. The deeper stuff like skin cells and sweat/dirt will have to be washed out. Usually, unless you're really sweaty, that won't be an issue till you've had the pad for much longer.

Awesome I will try it out and let you know how it goes. smile.gif
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post #6 of 30
My qck mass has survived the washing machine 20+ times and is still in 'like new' condition with no peeling.
post #7 of 30
Do you guys get that intense rubber smell whenever you wash your QcK? I hand wash it in the sink with lukewarm water and some mild detergent. The grip side gives off this extreme odor whenever I give it a wash and makes my sink smell for days after.
post #8 of 30
I just vacuum mine with the brush attachment every other time I vacuum. Keeps it like new
post #9 of 30
i use this brush on my QcK+ and Hien, it works great.
i just brushed an insane amount of dust out of my Hien actually, the pad actually looks bright red now. lol. didnt notice any difference in tracking or in paint tests though.

Edited by discoprince - 10/21/14 at 8:30am
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i use this brush on my QcK+ and Hien, it works great.
i just brushed an insane amount of dust out of my Hien actually, the pad actually looks bright red now. lol. didnt notice any difference in tracking or in paint tests though.

Are those bristles stiff or soft? Or does it not really matter?
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