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How long it took until the "factory new smell" went away from your Mouse Mat?

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by RegaliaSAPPHIREfront974, Jul 21, 2019.

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  1. Hello,

    Just got myself a Goliathus, and after the second week it still smells new. It's a little bit bothering now, since it gets on my hand and everything.

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  2. sydneato

    sydneato Member

    I've found the same thing happens with most cloth mousepads / deskpads I buy, although two weeks is a lil long. If you're using it somewhere that doesn't have a lot of airflow or ventilation, would def suggest draping it over a chair or something outside and leaving it there overnight.

    If that still doesn't work, you always have the option of giving it a nice cleaning! There are tons of YT videos that have tips and tricks on cleaning mousepads, but even doing what I used to do as a kiddo (taking it in the shower with me and scrubbing it with some dish soap) would usually get out whatever drink or food I spilled on it. Ima write out a quick summary of what I do, you can prob jst build off that if needed. Can also be done in the sink depending on the size of your mousepad, but for deskpads the bathtub is waay less messy.

    1. Fill up the bathtub with around 4in of water and get the mousepad nice and wet
    2. Put a line of dish soap from one corner to the opposite corner
    3. Grab a loofah or clean dish sponge and scrub at it for a bit, making sure to get some soapy suds on every inch of the mousepad
    4. Turn on the tap and give it a very thorough rinse, so that when you run your hand down it it doesn't make any more soap suds
    4. Drape it over a towel rack or the back of a chair and let it dry until it's no longer damp to the touch (playing on a damp mousepad is absolute h e l l)

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  3. thanks my issue has been fixed.
  4. xARACHN1D

    xARACHN1D Well-Known Member

    This might sound like a dumb question but wouldn't that mess up the chroma? water and electricity?
  5. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

    I'd advise that you let it dry completely before using it and obviously, unplug it when doing this - IF washing a Chroma mat.

    I think in this case, it's not a Chroma mat.
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