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Skid Marks
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 12 February 2004
I have been asked to clean the communal area of a block of flats , the problem is the kids ride through on there bikes and skid so the floor has black rubber marks , any ideas on how to remove them
Posted by Silly_Philly (Silly Philly), 12 February 2004
A good, hard clip round the ear usually does the trick
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 12 February 2004
Thanks Silly Grin
Not the kids the skid marks
Posted by Les (Les), 12 February 2004
Not very helpful Silly Philly Angry
But very clever  Grin

What sort of flooring are you dealing with Majestic, Carpet tiles or ....?
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 12 February 2004
Hi Les
Its vinyl
Posted by Les (Les), 13 February 2004
Hi John,
I'm sure people will come up with alternatives, however I found a product called 'Citraclean' made from extracts of Oranges, (and I'm not taking the Piff) Grin
It's about £8 for 5 litres and has a load of uses, your problem being one of them.
I got mine from Greenham Trading ,(you should find them if you do a search, they are a National Co).
P.S. Funny thing is that it also removes 'sticky labels', so when you splash some over the container it comes in....
the Instruction for use label falls off  Grin At least proves it works  Wink

Posted by Mike_Boxall (Mike_Boxall), 13 February 2004
Hi John

Sounds funny I know, but we do a 'rubber broom' which is amazing at removing rubber marks from vinyl.

Prochems Ultrapac renovate is also pretty good but the rubber broom is by far and away the quickest!

They're about £13


Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 13 February 2004

Iíll take it that you are damp mopping the most cost effective way is with a green scour under foot, not into bending down on hand & knees unless I have too.

Care with polished floors rub too hard and youíll go though the seal, it applies to solvents based products this will take the polish off.

Hope this helps.


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