Re: [Classicrendezvous] Old gum hoods


Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 09:13:25 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com
CC: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Old gum hoods
References: <6c.4c50aaf.273eaaac@aol.com>


OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:
>
> In a message dated 11/10/00 11:03:16 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Bikerdaver@aol.com writes:
>
> << I was under the impression that the
> liquid latex that they use on tire sidewalls also works to some degree with
> dryed-out gum hoods. >>
>
> I experimented with a new batch of liquid latex on some dried up and
> crumbling Galli hoods after we discussed this last time..
>
> The result was a kinda of an odd but not altogether bad amber colored
> gelatinous finish. Problem is it is not durable at all and might be OK for
> rare use and mostly display only.
>
> Still searching for a real curative for aging gum brake hood covers.........
>
> Dale Brown

Dale,

I put my old hoods under a pyramid I made out of Robergel spokes and after a few weeks the hoods look like the day they were popped out of the mold in Vincenza. Try it (it also works on old Gillett razors ;)

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, California This morning in L.A. looks like the first day the earth was created!