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Hey guys, sorry if this has been mentioned before.

I just purchased a mouse pad yesterday (although it's a cheap mouse pad, works great for me) after using my mice strictly on my desk top surface, which has contributed to quite a bit of scratches on my mouse feet.

Anyway, while I was gaming I happen to glance over and see the wife buffing her nails and for some odd reason, I had an epiphany. What if I used my wifes nail buffer to polish out my mice's feet?

Well, it worked great! Feet look almost as glossy as the day it arrived. Some minor scratches that are apparently too deep to remove is evident...but at any rate, it did a good job with out scratching up the bottom of my mouse.

Of course, if I wanted to I could have done this with the high grit sandpaper I have in my garage, but rather not scuff up the bottem of my mouse.

Anyway, just passing this along. I doubt this will work forever as this will likely contribute to wearing down. However, if you're starting to feel some resistance on your mouse, handy little tool to keep in your computer desk drawer!


Edited by dedmonwakin - 3/7/11 at 3:40pm
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post #2 of 7
Nice idea! I would be worried it would wear down the feet a lot though :/
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post #4 of 7
the mouse feets on my mouse can usually be replaced

I can only see this reducing the life of the feet considerably...

great idea though!
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post #5 of 7
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Yeah, as I said. It could likely contribute to wearing down of the feet. But to be honest....if you've ever had one of these in hand the abrasive paper is still smooth to the touch as this tool is strictly meant for polishing. (keep in mind, some women (my wife) use this every day as an alternative to clear coat nail polish...although, nail does grow back, lol) Any way, it's an option for those who want to try it and use this every once in a while in addition to their mouse maintenance.
Edited by dedmonwakin - 3/7/11 at 5:17pm
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post #6 of 7
The feet on my mouse used to be nicely scratched from using it on my desk bare. I got a glass desk and was kinda forced to get and use a mouse pad.

Now after a year the feet of my mouse are super smooth, glossy, and pretty much brand new looking. SteelSeries sandpaper.
    
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post #7 of 7
Nice bit of information!
I'll keep this in mind if my mouse feet ever get scratched.
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