Thanks guys. Dont really need to get another on as i have 7 nikon film cameras already. but when i got it i took it out, shot a few rolls to test it out and then sent them off to costco for a quick development. Pictures came out perfect ( i actually have a pretty decent lab tech at my costco) so thought i would give the camera to my son to use. but man what a mess my shirt was. covered in all that sticky crap. anyway i'll give the cleaning ideas a try. and if they don't work, mark I might take you up on your offer!
I gotta say though, this camera has a damn good meter. and for what they are selling for now, its a bargain