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tracceis

08:00AM | 01/16/04
Member Since: 09/08/02
7 lifetime posts
I got a pair of slipper socks for Christmas and had left them on my dresser for about 4 days. When my husband went to pick them up they were stuck. When he removed them and got the excess rubber off he realized they had eaten through the finish of the top of the dresser and created tiny little potholes where the little rubber grip dots were. How did this happen and what should I do?

I had not walked in any substances before placing them there and the room was not at all hot.

Tracie

hcbph

01:05PM | 01/21/04
Member Since: 09/25/03
47 lifetime posts
I'm assuming it was some form of plasticiser that leached out of the plastic, assuming it's not true rubber. It's a solvent/catalyst used in making plastics. No other guesses.

lisa111

04:40PM | 01/08/11
Member Since: 11/25/10
10 lifetime posts
Eek, I never thought in a million years slippers would react to finish like that. Very good to know. Just make sure you don't wear your slippers and warm your feet by a wood stove ok?

RichardD.

12:38PM | 01/26/11
Member Since: 12/31/10
4 lifetime posts
Some slippers contain a gel-like substance, which I'm sure is easy to melt.
Just a thought.
Sorry about your slippers.


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