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Topic - How to clean a compass that did battle with boiled sweets?

Pink Marshmallow - on 17 Jun 2013
Bit of a bizarre one... I foolishly stored my compass in a ziplock bag with some emergency boiled sweets. Over time these sweets disintegrated, turning my compass into a hideous, sticky mess. I have tried scrubbing, soaking overnight in Fairy liquid and repeated washes, but the compass plastic remains very sticky and translucent rather than transparent, and the string is very rigid.

String can be replaced, but does anyone have any suggestions for salvaging the main part of the compass without stripping any of the markings/glow in the dark stuff from it?
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