Clean tacky Chinese rubbers

Table Tennis Equipment

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Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Asked 7 years ago

How do you clean Chinese tacky rubbers? I washed it with a damp sponge and wipe it with my hand, but I noticed a decrease in tackiness every single session. I just bought the rubber last year and it was supposed to last 30 years or so, but people keep telling me my rubber is dead. Please help.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Romeo,

It depends on the type of rubber that you get as to how long it will last.  However, no rubber will last 30 years.  In general they last around 100 hours of playing time.

Wiping it with a damp sponge is the best way to clean it.


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Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Posted 7 years ago

I see... I guess it's time to replace the dead rubber frown. Oh yeah, if you have tensor rubbers (JOOLA Green Power) do you also wipe with a damp sponge?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Yes, you can use a damp sponge for all rubbers.


Ernest Wahyu

Ernest Wahyu Posted 7 years ago

Hi Romeo,

I'm using a chinese tacky rubber. I usually clean it with damp sponge and then paste a tacky protection sheet to keep the tackiness last longer,  you can make your rubber even tackier than before after u use a protection sheet..


Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Posted 7 years ago

And when using a damp sponge or cloth it´s good to do it very gently and not apply any pressure.

By swinging the racket fast through the air a few times it dries very quickly.


Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Posted 7 years ago

Oh I see! Thanks for the replies guys! ^^


Jason Ferdinand

Jason Ferdinand Posted 5 years ago

So the way to clean a tacky rubber and a non - tacky rubber is the same?


Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Posted 5 years ago

Yes :-)


Jason Ferdinand

Jason Ferdinand Posted 5 years ago

Thanks Thomas :-)



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