Does anyone have any methods to remove what seems to be black rubber grease stains on new carpet. It has come from the black stoppers at the back of a portable piano.
I just registered with this site to thank all the people who helped me. I was removing an old shelf stereo system, and put it down on the carpet. When I picked it up there were two very black rubber marks. I found the answer (rubbing alcohol) at this site, and will be happy to participate here if I can in the future.
OMG, thank you, thank up for the rubbing alcohol & cotton balls! When my cat became ill, I ran out into my very hot condo storage unit (Arizona heat) & grabbed her fancy carrier. Put her in it & gently swung it forward (I am not well & have little strength) placing it down on my beautiful light mauve carpet every 8 feet or so. I felt it stick each time I lifted it but all my attention was on that cat.
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We replaced the belt on our vacuum cleaner and after doing that it left black marks on the carpet and the side opposite of the belt was hot. We have a beige carpet, not sure what kind (we rent), but carpet is kind that feels like velcro when you walk on it with socks. I have tried using awesome and a stiff brush and that didn't touch it. Please help! Thank you in advance.
I'd go with a VERY stiff brush and a light but direct spray with WD40, brushing in all directions increasing the pressure over several tries. Using paper towels to soak/wipe/blot between tries and fresh light sprays. If the towels are black, it's coming up. If not, stop immediately with the WD40 and call a vacuum repair shop for advice, not carpet cleaner. Lestoil MIGHT help, if you use a microscopic amount on a rag and rub briskly, but then there's the odor
I'd remove the products afterwards in either case with KR2 Stain Removing Spray powder cleaner, then with hot detergent scrubs with terrycloth for many
rinses. Brush fluff the nap as best you can and blow
dry, remembering that they BOTH may be flammable if the bottle is not closed, and that a blow dryer uses a hot coiled element inside, so BE CAREFUL and use in well-ventilated area. God help you to use wisdom and small amounts of the products. Good luck as well. : )
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