Cleaning rubber goo

Mike Stein mhs.stein at
Tue May 3 13:11:01 CDT 2016

I've tried Goo Gone and IPA (among others) but neither seemed very effective; maybe I'm just expecting too much and elbow grease is the answer.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro at>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: Cleaning rubber goo

> On Tue, 3 May 2016, Mike Stein wrote:
>> What's the best commonly available solvent for cleaning the rubber goo 
>> that used to be pressure rollers, belts, feet etc.?
> FWIW I've used IPA with reasonable results; as recently as last weekend 
> last time.  It doesn't seem to affect intact rubber, at least not readily, 
> and it's quite gentle to various plastics -- it does remove the sticky 
> remains though.  I take it as an advantage actually.
>  Maciej

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