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Why does our trampoline make the kids feet black?

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18-Oct-07 4:22 pm

We bought a big outside trampoline from one of our neighbors and every time the kids jump on it their socks are black and sometimes their clothes? Anyone know what causes this? Or how I can treat it so it stops doing this? I had a trampoline as a kid and ours didn't do this? I'm just clueless about it!

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18-Oct-07 5:07 pm

I dunno... ours doesn't do that, but we just bought it 4 months ago.  Was the trampoline previously under trees?  I know some kinds of tree can drip stuff on your roof that makes it black. 

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we dont have one... so i really have no clue. but maybe the previous owners always had the kids wear sunblock or some other type of lotion that might coat things and then cause a chemical reaction where the color comes off??? just guessing?
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18-Oct-07 9:24 pm

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We bought a big outside trampoline from one of our neighbors and every time the kids jump on it their socks are black and sometimes their clothes? Anyone know what causes this? Or how I can treat it so it stops doing this? I had a trampoline as a kid and ours didn't do this? I'm just clueless about it!

Google says:.  I went on a textile website that had this very question posted.  They contacted the makers of the trampoline and the makers of the material used on the trampoline.  Turns out this black rubbing off stuff is common- it is a result of the material breaking down over time, do to the exposure to the elements.  And there is no way to stop it- not washing it with soap and water- nothing.

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19-Oct-07 7:59 am

Thank YOU Tamara!

I knew our trampoline growing up never did this! And the neighbors did have it under a tree so I thought Maureen was right on about the tree sap dripping on it!!

That's okay the kids still have a great time jumping, I'll just have to remember NOT to let them after we dress to go somewhere!!!!!!!!!!

I can just see them in their church clothes now and me yelling "Come on we're going to be late" and them racing to the car with their Black clothes and Feet!!!!

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23-Apr-13 1:08 pm
Not sure if you're still having trouble but try coating your trampoline with car wax for your car this should prevent the oxidizing.
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