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    • Mumto2
    • By Mumto2 29th Sep 09, 11:03 AM
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    Rubber backing from bath mat stuck on floor
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    • 29th Sep 09, 11:03 AM
    Rubber backing from bath mat stuck on floor 29th Sep 09 at 11:03 AM
    I had a rubber backed bath mat on a vinyl floor in the bathroom. The backing has come off badly on the floor & I need to remove it. I'm currently scraping it with a credit card (old one ), but it's going to be a very long job and it isn't removing all the stickiness.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
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    • jennyjelly
    • By jennyjelly 29th Sep 09, 11:07 AM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 11:07 AM
    Magic Eraser? They claim to get rubber marks off.
    Oh dear, here we go again.
    • Mumto2
    • By Mumto2 29th Sep 09, 1:35 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 1:35 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 1:35 PM
    Magic Eraser? They claim to get rubber marks off.
    Originally posted by jennyjelly
    Thanks, I had some of those in the cupboard. Have just tried them and no good at all, unfortunately.

    Any more ideas?

    Thanks
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    • bravobeastie
    • By bravobeastie 29th Sep 09, 1:49 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 1:49 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 1:49 PM
    How about wd40? Spray liberally over the rubber on the floor, leave for a while then try cleaning it off
    • jennyjelly
    • By jennyjelly 29th Sep 09, 2:26 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 2:26 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 2:26 PM
    Thanks, I had some of those in the cupboard. Have just tried them and no good at all, unfortunately.
    Originally posted by Mumto2
    Well they're JML novelty gizmos so it's probably expecting too much to think they'll work - have yet to find something of theirs that lives up to the advertising!:rolleyes:

    Try eucalyptus oil. It gets tar out of carpet (newly surfaced road + careless hubby = AAARGHHH!!!) so it might do the trick. Smells nice too!
    Oh dear, here we go again.
    • the_cat
    • By the_cat 29th Sep 09, 2:36 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 2:36 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 2:36 PM
    I would scrub it with a stainless steel scourer.

    A word of caution though ......... any of the ideas you try, do a patch test somewhere it won't notice, just in case!
  • Actiongirl
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    • 29th Sep 09, 2:39 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 2:39 PM
    I have the same problem, but laziley have just left it. Gradually over time, the adhesive in the rubber has dried out and it has flaked off.

    Presumably magic erasers are for rubber marks, not pieces of rubber? Great idea for the black marks on my newly sanded wooden floor though where my heels have scuffed marks!!!!
    • Mumto2
    • By Mumto2 29th Sep 09, 2:50 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 2:50 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 2:50 PM
    I have the same problem, but laziley have just left it. Gradually over time, the adhesive in the rubber has dried out and it has flaked off.

    Presumably magic erasers are for rubber marks, not pieces of rubber? Great idea for the black marks on my newly sanded wooden floor though where my heels have scuffed marks!!!!
    Originally posted by Actiongirl
    Just don't try them on painted walls. In my excitement at rediscovering them I attacked a patch on the walls where a suitcase had been dragged down the stairs. Have now removed most of the paint . Think I will put them back in the corner of the cupboard where they were...
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    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 29th Sep 09, 4:43 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 4:43 PM
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    • 29th Sep 09, 4:43 PM
    I would use wd40 it is the best for getting rubber or anything sticky off.
    I think I saw Kim and Aggie use Mayonnaise once for getting sticky labels off.
    • jennyjelly
    • By jennyjelly 29th Sep 09, 6:03 PM
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    I imagine anything oily would help to soften it.
    Oh dear, here we go again.
    • Pitlanepiglet
    • By Pitlanepiglet 29th Sep 09, 7:20 PM
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    Ikea round mat? We had a couple of those and the same problem! Hubby scraped the bits off with a razor blade, he gave up on the little bits and they did come off on their own over time.
    Piglet
    • maryb
    • By maryb 29th Sep 09, 9:36 PM
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    White spirit? I say that because DH managed to get Plumber's Mate EVERYWHERE when he was plumbing in a new basin and it was really gungy but white spirit just lifted it off. I usually find that if white spirit doesn't lift something, then meths will
  • marmalize
    another vote for WD40..it got dried on silicone sealant off my new double glazing....
    • Mumto2
    • By Mumto2 30th Sep 09, 9:22 AM
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    Thanks all. Have made some progress - the WD40 definately helped remove the general stickiness, but now using a metal filler spreader thing to get off the bits.

    Think I'll spray the WD40 over all of it to stop it being sticky, do as much as I can, then leave the rest to come off over time!

    Yes - it is an Ikea mat!!
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