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Aaaaargh. Bathmat has FUSED with the bath!

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OpheliasWeepingWillow Sat 20-Apr-13 21:12:13

Bathroom I don't go in much (extra room, I do washgrin) and have just discovered that a bath mat draped over the edge of the bath has become one with it!

Most has come off but big bits are still stuck. HTH do I get them off? Is not ceramic bath.

WD40? Oil? Heat? Nail file?


SchroSawMargeryDaw Sat 20-Apr-13 21:14:16

Try blowing it with the hot setting on a hair dryer? It should make it un-mould, I think.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Sat 20-Apr-13 21:15:10

Wouldn't that just spread it around in a big rubbery mess?

Rockinhippy Sat 20-Apr-13 21:17:36

Maybe try lighter fuel ?? - it's very good for getting general gluey latex/rubber based gluey gunk off things, labels etc, so in theory it should work.

Good luck

MaureenMLove Sat 20-Apr-13 21:19:08

Nail varnish remover might work too.

MaureenMLove Sat 20-Apr-13 21:19:42

Or UPVC window frame cleaner. smile

OpheliasWeepingWillow Sat 20-Apr-13 21:23:08

Will try all! Who knew! Why would a bath mat get sooo attached to a bath?

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sat 20-Apr-13 21:37:06

I thought it would make the suckers curl rather than make it a big mess, you could always try lifting it with a butter knife while blowing it with the dryer.

Rockinhippy Sat 20-Apr-13 21:38:31

If its rubber/latex it disintegrates with age & basically turns to glue - if that's happened that would make some sense as to why, it's basically glued itself to your bath

lougle Sat 20-Apr-13 21:47:04

WD40 should do it.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Sat 20-Apr-13 22:00:48

Yes it is basically a big gluey mess. Am going to go on a WD40 mission and see what happens in the deserted bathroom of no return.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sat 20-Apr-13 22:07:10

Yikes sorry. sad

KatyTheCleaningLady Mon 22-Apr-13 10:17:24

A retractable razor is very good on hard smooth surfaces. You should be able to find one at a b&q. Window cleaners use them.

I use them all the time, and they save me a lot of elbow grease.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Mon 22-Apr-13 19:02:47

Katy I would slice myself to pieces! Am not too coordinated grin

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