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During my research, I found this jaguar owner on YouTube that seems to have some success with make up remover pads. I’m going to give this a shot later today.

 
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During my research, I found this jaguar owner on YouTube that seems to have some success with make up remover pads. Iím going to give this a shot later today.

https://youtu.be/03olnY9xHUY
Please don't do that to your car. The results look terrible. That woman has ruined her XJ's interior. The new buttons and plastics no longer have the same soft-touch coatings. I'd recommend replacing in lieu of attempting to clean the coating off, just do a few pieces/buttons at a time (as your budget permits), eventually doing them all. There aren't that many pieces in our cars that need doing anyway.
 
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The aromatic solvents (benzene, toluene, xylene, etc.) are extremely harsh. I won't go anywhere near the car with any of those. By comparison, ethanol is very benign, but will remove oils and certain adhesives without attacking finishes.
Iíve gathered from your past petrol post you are a scientist too. Yes aromatics are harsh.
 

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Iíve gathered from your past petrol post you are a scientist too. Yes aromatics are harsh.
Yes...applied scientist (engineer) in a former life, but I still bleed motor oil.
 
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please don't do that to your car. The results look terrible. That woman has ruined her xj's interior. The new buttons and plastics no longer have the same soft-touch coatings. I'd recommend replacing in lieu of attempting to clean the coating off, just do a few pieces/buttons at a time (as your budget permits), eventually doing them all. There aren't that many pieces in our cars that need doing anyway.
all relativly cheap till you have to buy the shifter and ac control panel
 
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I used liquid laundry soap(widow uses arm & hammer). Get an artist brush, dip it in the laundry soap, brush it onto the sticky surface, wait 5 to 10 minutes and then use a small cotton cloth to wipe off the gunk. Then get a damp cloth to wipe off any left overs. Let dry. Now if this old man could figure out the gps system!
 
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I tried isopropanol and/or ethanol, worked okay.

Also so tried 20mL cooking oil with one drop of liquid dish soap in it, worked great.

I prefer the oil and soap mix to the isopropanol because it doesnít evaporate while you try to work off the goop.

Just wipe it sparingly onto your buttons using a q-tip (ear cotton swab). Then use your fingernail to rub back and forth to help scrape off the sticky layer. Comes off easily. Wipe off excess goop and oil with clean paper towel. Then clean with damp paper towel to remove residual trace amounts of oil. Buttons will remain perfectly labeled (actually easier to read) and will feel great.
 
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As has been mentioned, the newer OEM buttons don't have the same finish and are very durable. You can replace the switches in the shifter module individually, but you're SOL if the shifter itself is in bad shape.
 
 

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