Often the smell
of new rubber
products can be overpowering causing the room where your bumper plates
, equipment mats
or medicine balls
are to become almost intolerable. Time is the only proven method to eliminate
the rubber odor
, however there are some steps
you can take to reduce
that irritating smell.
- Increasing the room's ventilation will help the smell vanish naturally over time.
- Exposure to direct sunlight for a few hours can help reduce the rubber odor. (Over exposure can cause color fading.)
- Make a mild cleaning solution (1% -2%) of Pine Sol or Murphy's Oil Soap. These are effective cleaners and the scent will help minimize the smell. (If using a 32oz container , this would be about 1/2 ounce of Pine Sol or Murphy's Oil Soap to 31 1/2 ounces of water.) Wash the equipment mats with the mild cleaning solution using a clean mop or a clean wash cloth for your bumper plates, dumbbells or medicine balls.