Can You Over Clean Rubbers?

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 5 years ago

Ryan Weaver

Ryan Weaver Asked 5 years ago

I play in my basement and my rubbers become really dirty after about fifteen minutes. I clean my rubbers probably 3-5 times a day (with water and sponge), will this shorten the life of the rubbers? If so, how often should I replace them? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Ryan,

It is best to clean the rubber whenever you see they are dirty.  Rubbers will wear out more if you play with them dirty.

Rubbers tend to last around 100 hours as a guide.

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Johan B

Johan B Posted 5 years ago

Clean up your basement? :P

Ryan Weaver

Ryan Weaver Posted 5 years ago

Does the continual cleaning of them damage them?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

If you use a soft cloth or sponge and water it won't damage them.

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