I have a pair of rambler binoculars.

these haven’t been used for a year, been kept in a drawer in their pouch.

when I  got them out today all the ‘soft touch rubber has gone sticky.

Tried wiping with a damp cloth with washing up liquid on but can’t get it off has anyone experienced this and know a way of removing it?


  • Hello John,   not sure if this link is of any help and if it will work but maybe worth a try.           


    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • My old cheap Hawke scope that more or less lives in the car boot got this problem and luckily it came off quite easily using anti bac wipes. These were the type we all seemed to start using during the height of the Covid pandemic.


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