I’ve recently noticed a bunch of tire marks on my hardwood floor where my bike normally lives when not being used. Any suggestions for removing these? I’ve tried common household cleaners with zero success.
I’d try a Magic Eraser.
I would suggest to not try a magic eraser. They are like very fine sandpaper.
Maybe try a clay bar. It’s used to carefully clean contaminants from vehicle paint.
Edit: I’ve been thinking about this… Maybe even try an actual eraser? Like cleans like.
I’d be wary of using too many chemicals.
If it real hardwood you might ask the installer what to use. Not all finishes are equal. If it’s engineered hardwood it came prefinished with a very hard finish on the wood
First try alcohol and a soft cloth.
Next I would try a water based solvent such as orange degreaser like you would use to clean your chain before waxing.
Last I would try a wax and grease remover that is sold for automotive finishes.
Try in a spot like a closet or something where if there is a problem it won’t be seen.
I think I’ll give this a try and then move onto the suggestions from @TrekCentury. Appreciate the replies!
When I say “I noticed”, I really meant “My wife noticed, exploded, and wondered how I could be so smart and so %$@*& oblivious.” I had no counter to that one. Guilty as charged.
Baby wipes takes the marks from rubber feet on our dining room chairs off of our floor.
If you didn’t immediately stick out your hand and say “Hi, I’m mimod….nice to meet you”, you did it wrong.
These are probably going to be easier to remove than the burn mark I made with my first wheel on trainer about 10 years ago where I had too little tolerance between the floor and the wheel. burned all the way through the veneer. good luck! Either way you might suggest a mat of some sort. They will keep coming back if you keep parking your bike there and the mat might cover this up if you can’t get it out.