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How do you remove rubber cement?

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To remove rubber cement, scrape away as much of the substance as you can, and use rubber cement thinner or a dry cleaning solvent to remove it. You need cloth rags, absorbent pads, a dry spotter and rubber cement thinner or a dry cleaning solvent.

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How do you remove rubber cement?
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  1. Scrape away most of the rubber cement

    Use a wet rag or a blunt-edged tool to scrape away the majority of the rubber cement.

  2. Soak the stain

    If you are removing the substance from a hard surface, apply rubber cement thinner to the stain, and allow it to soak for a few hours. If you are removing the substance from fabric or clothing, apply a dry cleaning solvent to the stain.

  3. Remove the remaining rubber cement

    Use a clean cloth to rub at the stain on the hard surface until the stain disappears. Soak an absorbent pad in the dry cleaning solvent to remove it from fabric. Place the pad on top of the stain soaked with dry cleaning solvent. Replace the pad as necessary.

  4. Apply a dry spotter

    Soak an absorbent pad in a dry spotter, and place the pad on top of the stain. Press down firmly on the pad. Repeat this step until the stain disappears from the fabric.

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