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    bug spray jacked my G!

    Hey guys, I have a little problem. So I was camping last weekend with my black 6900 and when I sprayed bug spray on myself it got on my G. No biggie right? Well it left a spotty film all over the case and I have since scrubbed it with warm soapy water and a tooth brush to no avail. Anybody have any experiance with anything like this? Any suggestions as to how to remedy this?

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    I heard of this before. If I'm correct a lot of bug sprays are pretty harmful for plastics. I always try to avoid contact with bug sprays, sun oils, etc.

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    Re: bug spray jacked my G!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjors View Post
    I heard of this before. If I'm correct a lot of bug sprays are pretty harmful for plastics. I always try to avoid contact with bug sprays, sun oils, etc.

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    You are right, Sjors! The chemical is DEET.

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    dang! awell I guess. I wont make that mistake again. By the way, sorry for your loss sjors!

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    Confused Re: bug spray jacked my G!

    I always wondered what deet does to the body, if it damages plastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrtime View Post
    By the way, sorry for your loss sjors!
    No Problem,

    I was already a week more following the Tour de France. Armsrtrong had a very bad day yesterday, the Dutch did well.

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    Yep....do a search here for Deet, and you will see many a resin casualty There should be a warning somewhere.

    Suntan lotion however should be safe, I used it with my 7900 with no problems.

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    Re: bug spray jacked my G!

    I too have experienced this pain, a brand new solar atomic gulfman met the Deet monster, didn't even cross my mind while spraying...I have tried everything to remedy this situation, with no luck.
    I am usually so careful too, especially when the G is new. OUCH!!

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    Re: bug spray jacked my G!

    I did the same thing a couple years ago. I tried soap and water, nail polish remover, and alcohol. Nothing worked. The little dots are still there. Please let me know if anything works. Since then, I take off my watches before spraying with insect repellent. My only consolation is that you will get used to it over time and it will eventually not bother you.

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    Re: bug spray jacked my G!

    Deet strikes again.

    Its bad for plastics.
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