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Sticky GoPro Hero-2

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Jan 8, 2013
My Hero-2 has become sticky all over it's surface. I've never subjected it to anything that would cause this. It's been kept inside it's sealed case, with GoPro's moisture absorbing pads.
I tried to clean it with soap & water, making sure not to apply enough water to get inside it's switches, and openings. It just became more sticky to the touch.
This Hero-2 is several years old, and has become this way over time. Is this normal? Did GoPro coat the camera with some kind of coating that could break down over time? Is there a way to remove this sticky surface?