Cleaning Rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 6 years ago

Henry Lauw

Henry Lauw Asked 6 years ago

Dear Coach,

Is it safe to clean rubber using alcohol (pure alcohol that sold in pharmachy or store)?

Thank you.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Henry,

I have used the Alcohol wipes to clean rubber which can be OK if used from time to time.  I haven't used pure alcohol. Perhaps someone with some experience with this can help... or a chemist that can explain the reaction it may have.

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Peter Nielsen

Peter Nielsen Posted 6 years ago

 I have used 99% isopropyl alcohol for forty years. I find it the best cleaner when used with a fine sponge and left to evaporate. I've never noticed any detrimental effects but I wouldn't use it more than necessary. Water is safer but the alcohol is nice before a tournament, optimum spin. Cheers

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Thanks Peter.

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