Fat on the rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 3 years ago

Pedro Mion

Pedro Mion Asked 3 years ago

does fat damage the rubber of the racket ? (my friend was eating fried potatoes ''ruffles" then he went to play and put his dirty fingers on the rubber ) how do I clean it ? Just a damp cloth?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Pedro,

If there is fat or grease on the rubber you can use a weak solution of detergent on the rubber to cut through the grease.  Then just wipe it over and dry the rubber.

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Pedro Mion

Pedro Mion Posted 3 years ago

Should I use a regular detergent or a neutral detergent?

How about the rubber cleaner is that better to clean the rubber? Does that make any difference?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

A rubber clearer could help in this situation.

Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Posted 3 years ago

Pedro, I'd try the rubber cleaner first.  I have tried detergent and didn't rinse it thoroughly enough afterward. It left a residue I cannot remove and the surface of the rubber is now 'milky'.  If the cleaner doesn't work and you do try the weak detergent (use pure soap) and warm water solution, rinse immediately with a clean damp cloth several times to ensure you remove all traces of the soap.  Then dry.

Oh, and tell your friend greasy fingers and TT bats don't go hand-in-hand.  :)

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