How to clean a 3M Precise MousepadThe king of all tasks to complete | Posted by Brent on Sep 18th 05 03:24 AM
Both of the mousepads I've had over the past 5 years were 3M Precise Mousing Surface mousepads. This type of mouse pad has grooves in it that, aside from gathering dirt and dead skin cells, reflect light back to optical mice better than other mouse pads (or so they say). The first one I owned was old and the gel broke through the wrist rest; I sent that one back and got a new one along with a few new cool 3M products and coupons. The gel didn't break on the new one, but the dead skin was still a problem.
I tried soap and water, soap and HOT water, the dish washer, the washing machine, and many other futile attempts at removing the dirt to no avail. Then the day of writing this article I spilt BBQ sauce, which I didnt want in the first place and I might add is the most disgusting tasting substance I have forced upon my tastebuds
, on the mouse pad from my Burger King Chicken Fries. I ran to the sink and that washed off, then decided to try a few more things to clean the damn dirt out of these grooves. First I used a dental pick, which worked but on a small scale and then thought about a TOOTH BRUSH
. I was amazed and releived as my problem was brushed away. I now have a brand-new looking 3M Precise Mousepad all thanks to a tooth brush.
*queue the thousands of google referrals looking for how to clean these damn mouse pads.