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Rubber wood chips - are they truly non-toxic?

My daughter's school uses rubber wood chips on the playground. She comes home with her clothes smeared with black "soot" from those rubber wood chips. Is this stuff possibly harming the health of the children who are playing in it? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Jun 18, 2014 - 9 answers

What/why are these mushrooms growing in my rubber plant?

I've raised my beloved rubber plant from a little 5" guy to fine young lad of almost 5'. I noticed today that there are now little mushrooms growing on him! WTF. Is this bad for my plant & should I do something about it? Is it an indicator of something wrong in its environment? Album here. [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on May 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Where can I get interlocking rubber play surface mats in the bay area?

I am looking for something like these for our backyard. They need to be designed for outdoor use and rain. You can find similar ones online, but since these are really heavy, the shipping costs are as much as the mats. Are there any local retailers in the bay area that will sell small quantities to an individual? I have Amazon Prime but have not found anything Prime-eligible that looks decent.
posted by benzenedream on Apr 10, 2014 - 3 answers

Where can I get sheet sections of tire tread?

I'm looking at a print based project and am on the hunt for A4 or A5 sheets of tire tread, as if it's been removed straight from a tire. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Apr 8, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me locate a hard-to-find penile constrictive device. (NSFW?)

So, a few years ago I bought a set of cock rings, and I seem to have lost two of them! Can you help me find me a similar set? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I get the burning rubber smell out of my jeans and t-shirts?

How do I get the burnt rubber smell out of my laundry? [more inside]
posted by Tesseractive on Dec 18, 2012 - 7 answers

I have material needs

What stores in the Seattle region are like TAP Plastics but for other materials? [more inside]
posted by trinity8-director on Oct 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for a Rubber key ring.

Looking for a rubber 'wire' key ring. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for Glue

Looking for an adhesive that can bond silcon rubber to ABS. Being able to fill small gaps would be a plus
posted by Raybun on Jun 28, 2012 - 11 answers

Is this flashlight going to kill me?

This thing is giving off an awful odor and I have no idea what's causing it. [more inside]
posted by JoeZydeco on May 21, 2012 - 18 answers

Last year she asked for a dragon scale...

My daughter has asked Santa for a "rubber pound coin" for Christmas, and with the delightful phrase of "Santa can get anything" we can't find anything in the UK. I'm open to suggesstions, with the caveat I'm a bit useless at arts and crafts, [more inside]
posted by ewan on Dec 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Pooh Emergency! Looking For Rubber Stamps!

Where can I find Winnie-the Pooh rubber stamps (Milne not Disney) [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Nov 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Wood hourglass shape + rubber band = pretty awesome

I somehow came into possession of this cable holder tie thing consisting of an hourglass-shaped piece of wood and a rubber band. It's pretty great. Where can I get more? What is this thing called?
posted by 0xFCAF on Aug 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Autoclaving flask stoppers: rubber, silicone, or something else?

What is the best flask stopper material for repeated autoclaving / use in sterile applications? Is rubber okay? Would silicone (or something else) be better? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Jul 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Trying to track down a product advertised on tv.

Need help looking for a product in a commercial (rubber strap)... [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on May 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Best way to mask/obliterate brand logo on black rubber rain boot?

What's the best way to mask/obliterate brand logo on black rubber rain boot? [more inside]
posted by parsley7 on Dec 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Rubber Stopper Shopper?

Does this kind of rubber stopper have a special name, and where can I get a bigger one? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Nov 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Hot AND Warm. Hopefully.

Help me find some sexy socks. But not too sexy. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Aug 25, 2010 - 21 answers

These boots are made for walking long distances uphill through mud

What are your favorite rubber boots for hiking? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Apr 11, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I get this piece of rubber out of my phone's headphone socket?

Phone headphone socket with FieldTurf crumb rubber particle deep inside. How to remove? [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Mar 23, 2010 - 15 answers

Motorola S9 Headphones - Hard Case?

I need a hard case for my Motorola S9-HD Wrap Around Headphones. They came with a cloth pouch, but I need something solid to protect the headphones from being crushed while in my bag. [more inside]
posted by intrigued on Oct 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Seeking the Uber-Sharpie

Ultra-permanent marker (more permanent than Sharpie Industrial, on soft rubbery plastic)? Alternately: paint or coating that's very strong AND very soft-thin-flexible? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Oct 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Where to find lightning closures?

Where can I find lightning closures for purchase sans bottle? I want to install them on my own bottles. (Description and photos below) [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Aug 23, 2009 - 5 answers

How to make rubber contract or shrink

I have a set of rare rubber-grip Stratocaster knobs taken from a 30-year-old guitar. They look very similar to these. Problem is, the rubber grips have stretched out and are no longer tight around the knob. Is there any way to make rubber contract or shrink slightly so the grips fit correctly? [more inside]
posted by relucent on Jun 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Help save my wood floor's finish!

Apparently, we've done a few things you aren't suppose to do to our fairly newly finished (last year) wood floors including using a jute rug with a rubber rug pad under it. Last week I noticed the tassels on the rug were scratching the finish so I took up the rug and pad. In addition to the finish being scratched, it looks like the pad left some sort of residue on the floor. How do I get the nice finish back on our floor (the finish is a standard 3 coat poly finish)?
posted by a22lamia on Nov 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Specific custom self inking stamps?

Can you help me find a very specific custom rubber stamp? [more inside]
posted by simplethings on Nov 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for rubber charity bracelets

I am looking for a rubber charity bracelet for a friend... website suggestions? [more inside]
posted by fogonlittlecatfeet on Aug 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Rubber Butterfly Knife that Works?

Is there such a thing as a rubber balisong or butterfly knife? What I'm wanting is a balisong that has the approximate heft expected, so it can be tricked with a bit, just without all of the potential for profuse bleeding. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Jul 27, 2008 - 11 answers

Rubber rub-down

Car window & sun-roof seals - how do you remove lichen and treat the rubber? [more inside]
posted by boosh on Apr 9, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me use two big sheets of rubber.

What can I make with 2 7'x5' sheets of rubber? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Mar 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Can I use a rubber stamp image on my website?

Are there any copyright infringement issues to using a Rubber Stamp Image that I purchased on my website? [more inside]
posted by karyys on Feb 27, 2008 - 17 answers

Neoprene, not neo anymore

What can I do with my old wetsuit? [more inside]
posted by nekton on Jan 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Where to find viscoelastic rubber...?

Can anyone tell me where to research/find bulk viscoelastic rubber, or molded rubber that has viscoelastic properties? I'm looking for a material that when stretched, takes its sweet time in returning to its original size/shape. Turns out there are no rubber stores in my area to browse, thus no experts to turn to. Most info I've found online is scientific discussions about rubber properties.
posted by pallen123 on Jan 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Where can I get rubber letters, and how do I order them?

If I wanted some pre-cut letter shapes made for me out of a material similar to a tire inner tube, what sort of request would I make? What would I call the material so that the manufacturer understood? What, if anyone has ordered similar, is a decent place to order from? Thanks!
posted by Kickstart70 on Jan 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Killing a piece of my past

I live in Montreal and have a rubber tree about 40 years old that I put outside every summer. I hope I haven't killed it this time. [more inside]
posted by maremare on Nov 22, 2007 - 2 answers

And I would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those meddling kids!

What movies have a plot device where a character is able to wear a rubber mask resembling another character that is so convincing that no one questions his identity until he's unmasked? [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp on Oct 12, 2007 - 37 answers

Where can I buy cheap paper to make my own greeting cards?

[Homemade Greeting Card Filter] I want to make greeting cards, for friends and family -- mainly for obscure holidays (and just to say hello!) But buying supplies at PaperSource is super expensive -- and stamps are not exactly cheap. Where do you buy specialty stock paper and other greeting card paraphernalia? [mi] [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Aug 13, 2007 - 16 answers

What are good adhesive to bond rubber/latex and cloth to aluminum?

What are good adhesives to bond rubber/latex and cloth to aluminum? [more inside]
posted by h2 on May 3, 2007 - 11 answers

How do I get rid of rubber odour?

Stinky balls. No, not that sort. I purchased a wine decanter that comes with a stand for drying. Unfortunately, the stand has a rubber ball on the end (to prevent scratching, I'd assume), and has a very, very pungent rubber odour. Is there some way of getting rid of that smell?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Nov 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me repair this rubber joint (image inside)

How do I repair this rubber joint on my bluetooth headset? (picture inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Feb 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Rubber Jacket, You're The One

Hi friends. I have a terribly ratty jacket, called the Quiksilver Rubbermaid. It's about four years old, falling apart, made of rubber but looks (from enough of a distance, I guess) like leather. I would love to replace it with an identical jacket. I can't find it anywhere, these days. Now, I understand that Rubbermaid sent a cease&desist so they changed the name, but I can't find mention of the new name anywhere either. Here's a page with a bit of information on it. Any ideas? (Sites with out-of-stock listings not needed.)
posted by thejoshu on Feb 14, 2006 - 6 answers

Custom rubber stamps?

Where can I get a custom rubber stamp made cheaply (<$30US), within 2 weeks, from artwork I provide...over the Internet? [more inside]
posted by griffey on Oct 30, 2005 - 7 answers

Do YOU have an idea for an invention?!

I have an idea for a product, and I'd like to get a prototype made. Does anyone have a service they'd recommend? And how does one research materials? (It's going to be solely made of some kind of rubber, but I don't know what to call the kind of rubber I want...)
posted by crickets on Aug 19, 2005 - 5 answers

How to rid harsh odor coming from synthetic materials.

Some rubber-like materials in clothing accessories are emitting strong solvent-like odors. What is it, how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Aug 15, 2005 - 4 answers

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