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says TT is easy: just place the ball on the table 1 time more...
says TT is easy: just place the ball on the table 1 time more...
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I decided to change rubbers onto an old blade. And I saw this:
Parts of the sponge and the glue don't want to be removed. The only way I can remove it is to scribble with a fingernail. But it is soo tiring. Any ideas what can I do?
 

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says Table tennis clown
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lay 2 -3 layer of kitchen tissues over the blade and slowly soak them with mineral turpentine. Do not flood them just keep them nicely moist. After 10 -15 minutes you will be able to gently push the now soggy rubber away with a spatula. Make sure the spatula has the edges rounded otherwise they get caught in the wood. Do the other side then dry the blade.
 
says Table tennis clown
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"dab your thumb in acetone"
stuff that penetrates the skin.. Do you want that?
then don't bother using VOC-free glue either
yes , dabbing fingers in acetone is a most idiotic suggestion and if one follows it one might end up with contact - dermatitis and suffer for years with eczemas.
 
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Acetone is an irritant but non-toxic nonetheless. It is the main compound in nail polish removers. You'll be fine.
it is not a matter of toxicity and skin is not the same as finger-or toenails.
Acetone will wash out all the essential oils out of the skin laying it open and making it susceptible to all kind of skin problems.
 
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