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Last post Author Topic: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???  (Read 4777 times)

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How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« on: December 06, 2020, 11:27 AM »
Greetings,
   So... From the before I have to ask (or tell...) my wife … How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting?!? The rubber feet on a computer had disintegrated over time into a sticky mess, that I didn't notice until after setting in on the floor in the office leaving two (actually 6 now) sticky black rubber goo dots on the carpet that are getting tracked everywhere (pets..).

Any ideas on how to resolve (no pun intended) this issue - Preferably before I get shot.

TIA

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 11:35 AM »
This is a guess from my part, but I've had good luck getting goo off of things with Goo Gone. Though, I'm not sure whether or not that will eat through your carpet. So be sure to read the label.

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 11:42 AM »
Can you match the carpet nap on a 3d printer? If so then scissors and print...
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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2020, 12:05 PM »
This is a guess from my part, but I've had good luck getting goo off of things with Goo Gone. Though, I'm not sure whether or not that will eat through your carpet. So be sure to read the label.

Not quite that kind of gooey (much thinner), but kind of in the direction I was headed - which is out to the garage for paint thinner...


Can you match the carpet nap on a 3d printer? If so then scissors and print...

Um... No. But at least I'm now laughing..  :D :Thmbsup:

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2020, 12:25 PM »
Okay... Looks like blotting it with a paper towel soaked in mineral spirits got it down to a dull enough roar that I can blame on the dog...

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2020, 06:12 PM »
For anything gooey I've always had good results with anything that contains eucalyptus oil, (wool wash, etc), plus it smells nice.

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2020, 07:36 PM »
No one is saying the obvious answer.  You don't.  :o

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2020, 09:34 PM »
Re-carpet the whole room. If there is a budget for it, you can perhaps sell the re-carpetting as a "refreshing" surprise house improvement to your better half.

Or in case you have grand children, you can let them "strategically" play with messy stuff in that area en let the wife "discover". But I was reading you already have found the "volunteer" who is taking one for the team...  ;)

Or invest in a comfortable couch/guest bed and undergo her wrath.  :P

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2020, 11:49 PM »
In Soviet Russia, carpet gets melted rubber out of you!

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2020, 05:41 AM »
No one is saying the obvious answer.  You don't.  :o

Yeah, I kinda started there … Hence the "Bat Signal" post for help..  ;)

Re-carpet the whole room. If there is a budget for it, you can perhaps sell the re-carpetting as a "refreshing" surprise house improvement to your better half.

Or in case you have grand children, you can let them "strategically" play with messy stuff in that area en let the wife "discover". But I was reading you already have found the "volunteer" who is taking one for the team...  ;)

Or invest in a comfortable couch/guest bed and undergo her wrath.  :P

Not in the budget, not low enough to blame it on the kids (dog is a "gray area"...), and hell no.  :D


In Soviet Russia, carpet gets melted rubber out of you!

In context Siberia may be warmer than the reception getting busted would create.


For anything gooey I've always had good results with anything that contains eucalyptus oil, (wool wash, etc), plus it smells nice.

Now that is an interesting and potentially useful suggestion - especially in contrast to the rest of these clowns - are you lost or something? :)


But seriously, thanks to all for chiming in - I did get most of it out with the paint thinner so at least it isn't getting tracked all over the house anymore. Although I may take a run at the eucalyptus thing later..


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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2020, 03:17 PM »
For anything gooey I've always had good results with anything that contains eucalyptus oil, (wool wash, etc), plus it smells nice.

Now that is an interesting and potentially useful suggestion - especially in contrast to the rest of these clowns - are you lost or something? :)

Oh sorry, did I forget to mention that upon walking into a room smelling of eucalypt the first words she will say are, "What have you done?"
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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2020, 04:00 PM »
Oh sorry, did I forget to mention that upon walking into a room smelling of eucalypt the first words she will say are, "What have you done?"

if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being  ;D ;D ;D)

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2020, 08:30 PM »
Oh sorry, did I forget to mention that upon walking into a room smelling of eucalypt the first words she will say are, "What have you done?"

if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being  ;D ;D ;D)

One of the possible symptoms of the coronavirus is a loss of smell (and consequently, taste). So if she can't smell it, he's got other things to worry about.

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2020, 11:04 PM »
Boy, this escalated quickly...

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2020, 05:41 AM »
Boy, this escalated quickly...

Damn Straight! ...'bout the only thing we're missing now is the Spider Protocol suggestion - Burn down the house!

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2020, 06:01 PM »
if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being
Light just one match and it will be moot.

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2020, 06:14 PM »
if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being
Light just one match and it will be moot soot.
-cranioscopical (December 08, 2020, 06:01 PM)

Fixed that for you.

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2020, 10:11 AM »
if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being
Light just one match and it will be moot soot.
-cranioscopical (December 08, 2020, 06:01 PM)

Fixed that for you.

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2020, 10:24 PM »
if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being
Light just one match and it will be moot soot.
-cranioscopical (December 08, 2020, 06:01 PM)
Fixed that for you.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
-cranioscopical (December 09, 2020, 10:11 AM)

won't that just leave him with a bunch of asholes?


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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2020, 02:04 AM »
if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being
Light just one match and it will be moot soot.
-cranioscopical (December 08, 2020, 06:01 PM)
Fixed that for you.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
-cranioscopical (December 09, 2020, 10:11 AM)

won't that just leave him with a bunch of asholes?

After the fiery response he's gotten in this thread, I'm sure he feels he already has enough of those in his life. :(

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2020, 08:02 PM »
if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being
Light just one match and it will be moot soot.
-cranioscopical (December 08, 2020, 06:01 PM)
Fixed that for you.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
-cranioscopical (December 09, 2020, 10:11 AM)

won't that just leave him with a bunch of asholes?

After the fiery response he's gotten in this thread, I'm sure he feels he already has enough of those in his life. :(

Hey! Smut is frowned upon.

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2020, 08:15 PM »
Hey! Smut is frowned upon.
-cranioscopical (December 10, 2020, 08:02 PM)

just wondering if you guys read what I wrote, not what you think I wrote...

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2020, 09:48 PM »
Hey! Smut is frowned upon.
-cranioscopical (December 10, 2020, 08:02 PM)

just wondering if you guys read what I wrote, not what you think I wrote...

Seen the definition of smut?  :P

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2020, 05:43 AM »
...And so for the lazy but curious:


smut.
[smət]

NOUN
1.a small flake of soot or other dirt.

"all those black smuts from the engine"

synonyms: imperfection · fault · flaw · defect · deformity · discoloration · disfigurement


2.a fungal disease of grains in which parts of the ear change to black powder.

synonyms: mildew · fungus · must · moldiness · mustiness · blight · dry rot · wet rot


3.obscene or lascivious talk, writing, or pictures.

"porn, in this view, is far from being harmless smut"


synonyms: indecency · immorality · impropriety · salaciousness · smuttiness · lewdness ·


VERB
(smutted)

1.mark with flakes or soot or other dirt.

"the smutted sky"


2.infect (a plant) with smut.

"smutted wheat"





Now I still don't know how Wheat Fungus applies to a house on fire - But...I'll leave this here for other folks to figure out.

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Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2020, 01:14 AM »
Now I still don't know how Wheat Fungus applies to a house on fire - But...I'll leave this here for other folks to figure out.

FWIW flour is potentially explosive.  The attached isn't a great example, but a google search will turn up plenty of very dramatic incidents