I have a HP DV6 laptop. with a physically sticky touchpad. any fixes?

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  1. google88

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    Perhaps it's residual adhesive that's making it sticky. Unless you care about aesthetics, you could just clean it well using an orange oil based cleaner. Rather than a commercial cleaner containing naphtha, get pure orange oil from an art supply, It's milder. If that's unavailable, turpentine would probably be OK. Avoid acetone or ethanol.
     
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    use a mild soap and water and a microfiber cloth to clean it. then as funny as it may sound get some automotive spray wax i personally like the eagle one or the turtle wax versions and very lightly spay the microfiber towel in a dry spot and then apply and let sit for a minute and then gently wipe off.
     
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    cheers guys

    these sound like interesting ideas.

    also i found this company

    http://www.skinstyler.com/pc

    who say that their stickers are matte finish (but they could just be saying anything)

    I may splash out on turtle wax, how long does it last for?
     
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    depends on usage. usually a good few weeks my wife loves hers not being sticky on the touchpad and while at it i do the whole notebook
     
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    http://www.skinstyler.com/pc

    they sent me a pad

    it feels good.

    But they sent the wrong size by a few mm

    they are sending a replacement

    i haven't tried it actually on the pad

    but i think it will definitely work to stop the sticky finger thing

    :)
     
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