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cleaning a cloth mousepad?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by avanish11, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. avanish11

    avanish11 Panda! ^_^

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    I have a SteelSeries QcK Mini mouse pad. It's made of cloth, and I need to clean it. There are some white marks on it that I want to get rid of. How do you guys clean your mouse pads?
     
  2. lixuelai

    lixuelai Notebook Virtuoso

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    Toss it in the laundry? Id think these pads are durable enough.
     
  3. avanish11

    avanish11 Panda! ^_^

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    :eek: I don't have the guts to do that. It might be a cheap mousepad, but if it's ruined, then I have to use a crappy free one from the bank
     
  4. N00d13s

    N00d13s is too legit to quit!

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    i also have a cheap mouse pad and i just put either some alcohol, or water on a piece of clothe and wipe it down. But sometimes i have to go over it more than once.
     
  5. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    Just hand wash it with a mild clothes detergent.
     
  6. RoGuE1230

    RoGuE1230 Notebook Consultant

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    I put it under running water, suds it up real well with whatever soap you want, wring it out, and let it dry. Been doing this about twice a year for about 4 years on my current mousepad. Just make sure it is completely dry before placing it back on your wood desk. lol
     
  7. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    I guess somebody's desk has a mousepad mark now. :p
     
  8. avanish11

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    haha ok I'll do that. Thanks :D
     
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    prescott Notebook Consultant

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    I've done the dishwasher, (remove before drying cycle) or soap and water in the sink. Doesn't seem to hurt them.
     
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    roosta Notebook Evangelist

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    hmm, i wonder what the white marks are ;)
     
  11. avanish11

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    hahaha I'm assuming you're speaking of innuendos? Anyways no. It was a combination of talcum powder and dead skin.

    I tried out handwashing with dish soap. It worked out well. thanks :D
    I would have tried the dishwasher, but seeing as I don't have one, it would be kind of hard to test it out :p
     
  12. Alexis512

    Alexis512 Notebook Enthusiast

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    haha aw man, but i've thrown mine under the hose while washing my car and didnt destroy it
     
  13. flipfire

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    Get it dry cleaned.
     
  14. Crimson Roses

    Crimson Roses Notebook Evangelist

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    Why don't you try tossing the free one in the laundry, if it isn't ruined then you'll know that it's safe for your precious steelseries. :p
     
  15. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    I'd like to see the dry cleaner's reaction. :laugh:
     
  16. avanish11

    avanish11 Panda! ^_^

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    Haha I think it would be hilarious.
     
  17. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    He will most likely hand wash and hang dry it at the back of the store, then keep the money he charged you for dry clean. :laugh:
     
  18. BamAlmighty

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    I just buy a box of mouse pads from the dollar store and replace as needed.
     
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    If you put it in the wash, it might remove the 'magical fibers' gaming pads use to make you l33t
     
  20. avanish11

    avanish11 Panda! ^_^

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    Oh Noez! I needz mah fiberz!!!:rolleyes:
     
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