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12 years 6 months ago #21312 by rose
I bought a toilet mat and bathroom mat that have rubber-like bases. Unfortunately they have both left almost sticky marks on the lino which I can't get off. Any ideas of what I could use. I've tried rubbing but it just spreads the mark, and I've tried various detergents.

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12 years 6 months ago #309699 by blimeyvicki
maybe meths - test it out on an inconspicuous spot first. Or Jif - rubbing gently can work really well. If it is adhesive/glue then eucalyptus oil is good.

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12 years 6 months ago #309703 by beedee
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cooking oil or the eucalyptus, first then detergent, would be my choices

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12 years 6 months ago #309715 by Organix
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De-Solv-It citrus based 'sticky remover' available from Mitre 10, supermarkets, etc.

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12 years 6 months ago #309723 by DiDi
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rose - isn't that annoying? I have had rubber backed mats forever and never had one mark the floor until I bought a new one recently. I was gobsdmacked to see a grid pattern on my cork tiled floor.

Yes to Desolvit - because you asked I just tried it and it worked. Leave for a wee while (about 30sec in my case but can't see any problem with leaving it longer) and rub it off. I did it with the tips of my fingers and nails but one of those non scratch scourers would do it.

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12 years 6 months ago #309788 by rose
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Thanks so much for the replies. Yes Didi, it is very annoying I have lots of grid marks to clean and because we've trodden on it all until I could work out how to remove it, it's a real mess.

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12 years 6 months ago #309794 by Simkin
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DiDi;294213 wrote: rose - isn't that annoying? I have had rubber backed mats forever and never had one mark the floor until I bought a new one recently. I was gobsdmacked to see a grid pattern on my cork tiled floor.

Lodge a complaint with the seller of the product and ask them to pay for the professional removal of the marks plus your money back for a product that is not fit for the purpose.

I've done that with a scourer - I suddenly had grey marks on some dishes. I took the scourer and a couple of marked dishes back and complained. The manager took care of me and my complaint. According to that manager the new scourer was manufactured in China and had recently replaced a NZ made product. I had a very informative conversation with that manager, he gave me my money back for the scourer (99cents[8D]) and he promised to have a serious chat with head office.

Quite probably I wasn't the only one who complained because - joy - the NZ made product is back on their shelves. :D :D

That's the power we have as consumers so why not use it.

P S : I don't think you'll get them to pay for cleaning up the mess but the mere mentioning of that possibility (you'd have to take them to the dispute's tribunal to have a chance) will make them take action. Either going back to the original supplier/manufacturer or getting the current manufacturer to clean up their act.

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12 years 6 months ago #309796 by rose
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That's true Simkin. They were bought from a very well known department store so I would assume many people have had this problem. I will have to see if I still have them to find out the brand (they ended up in the dog's kennels!) and will go in and see if they are still selling them. From memory they weren't terribly cheap either. Power to the people :D :D :D

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12 years 6 months ago #309804 by DiDi
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I'm trying to remember where I got mine from and I think it was M10? Same?

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12 years 6 months ago #309887 by rose
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Mine was from Farmers. Had a look and I don't have it anymore. Don't know why I didn't think to take it back at the time :(

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12 years 6 months ago #309950 by Simkin
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rose;294388 wrote: Mine was from Farmers. Had a look and I don't have it anymore. Don't know why I didn't think to take it back at the time :(

Maybe next time :)

Just remember - if a product is not fit for the purpose you are entitled to your money back. While the 99cents in my case wouldn't have bothered me it is a matter of principle for me. Those shops (or the importers they buy that crap off) make huge profits and if they think that consumers buy anything they sell they are wrong.

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12 years 6 months ago #309974 by LittleLSB
Try those little microfibre "magic erasers" (with the sponges in the cleaning isle at the supermarket). Our stainless steel fridge had a sticker mark on it for ages and nothing worked until I tried those.

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12 years 6 months ago #309979 by Toast
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Sticker marks will come off with vegetable oil, as will the adhesive left behind on plastic & glass containers when you've removed the label.

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