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How To Get Remove A Bath Mat That Has Stuck
 
# 1 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 10:51
 
 
I was wondering if anyone on here would have a solution to removing an old bath mat that has become stuck to a bath? I tried bleach and hot water with a little succsess but was wondering if there might be a quicker way?
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# 2 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:06
 
 



Is it a metal zinc bath or Fibre glass?
Is it stuck on with adhesive or dirt?
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# 3 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:10
 
 
Someone said :


Is it stuck on with adhesive or dirt?


My thoughts!

It's disturbing me a little!
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# 4 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:21
 
 
Fibre glass and adhesive.
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# 5 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:29
 
 
Try an old Iron, place a thin sheet over the mat and rest the iron on it. Heat the mat enough so the adhesive may break down and peal the mat away.

That might work it's what I would try.
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# 6 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:31
 
 
Someone said :
Fibre glass and adhesive.


Couldnt you buy a product that works on adhesives then? You couldnt use a scraper because it would mess up the bath. Wyhy dont you go to Woodies and find out?

I am kind of wondering why someone would glue a bath mat onto a bath.....
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# 7 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:34
 
 
acid man - thats the jobbie
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# 8 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:34
 
 
Someone said :



I am kind of wondering why someone would glue a bath mat onto a bath.....


Me too it must be walking, leave a little longer and perhaps it will.
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# 9 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:39
 
 
Thank you for the suggestion John H. I am helping my friend to clean a house after some rather unsavoury tenants! Believe me the mat is only the start of it!!
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# 10 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:42
 
 
Someone said :
Thank you for the suggestion John H. I am helping my friend to clean a house after some rather unsavoury tenants! Believe me the mat is only the start of it!!


Hey just jesping really, try the iron, a sheet heat the mat and peal it away and hope it didn't bite into the fibre glass, good luck with it.
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# 11 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:46
 
 
Someone said :


Hey just jesping really, try the iron, a sheet heat the mat and peal it away and hope it didn't bite into the fibre glass, good luck with it.


ya might be better off just gettin a new new bath altogether. sounds like the tenants were manky feckers.
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# 12 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 11:50
 
 
Someone said :


Hey just jesping really, try the iron, a sheet heat the mat and peal it away and hope it didn't bite into the fibre glass, good luck with it.



Thats a brilliant idea Jonh! It makes sense.

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# 13 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 12:30
 
 
Replace the bath, Kaldewei make baths of all sizes with an anti-slip base or anti-slip section when used for showering and come with a 30 year guarantee.
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# 14 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 13:10
 
 
paint stripper (might damage the bath! )
or glue remover

found this website http://www.ehow.com/way_5315308_homemade-glue-remover.html




Homemade Glue Remover
ds_naimam16371 Contributor
By Naima Manal
eHow Contributing Writer
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Glue
Glue

There are some non-toxic common household products that will loosen or dissolve glue. Glue residues can be left behind when its bond is broken, or glue may spill over onto surfaces that it was not intended for. When this happens, reach for a few simple homemade glue remover options to clean away the mess.

Oil
1. Use a clean cooking oil or baby oil to remove the glue. Apply a generous amount of oil to the glue and allow it to sit. Then rub the oil into the glue. You will notice that the glue will start to blend into the oil. This means that it's working and that the glue has lost its adhesive bond. Once all of the glue is worked into the oil, clean up the area with soap and water, and then give it a final rinse.

Oil dilutes glue because many types of glue are oil-based adhesives, just as water dilutes water-based paint. Once the oil breaks down the chemical structure of the glue, the soap further dilutes and breaks down the oil and the glue through its saponification action. Saponification is the chemical process of transforming a fat and a base into soap. Therefore, the soap's contents continue to change the oil into more soap as the area is scrubbed. The transformed oil and adhesive can then be washed away as suds.
Peanut Butter
2. Peanut butter processing releases the natural peanut oils. These oils help to break down the adhesive bond of glue, and the peanut butter consistency helps to hold in place over the adhesive. Its paste consistency also makes it easier to work with. Work the peanut butter into the glue until it loses its bond and then clean up the area with soap and water.
Alcohol
3. Alcohol is a solvent that can dissolve many adhesive bonds. Alcohols breaks down the adhesive's components then dilutes them until they no longer adhere to the surface. Apply alcohol directly to the glue and allow it a few minutes to work. If the adhesive is soluble in alcohol, you will be able to see it break down. Wipe away the mess, and then wash the area.
Vinegar
4. Vinegar is composed of acetic acid and water, and the acetic acid can break down glue. Apply a generous amount of vinegar to the glue so that it can start to dissolve the adhesive. Use a cloth to agitate the glue, and then wipe away to clean the surface.
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# 15 : Saturday 27-2-2010 @ 13:11
 
 
oh and i wonder if they are hiding something under the bath matt
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