Re: [CR]GUM RUBBER BRAKE HOODS.


Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

To: john english <je2500@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]GUM RUBBER BRAKE HOODS.
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 12:57:48 -0800
From: <bikehunter@icehouse.net>
Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <F1393g1s2Z9Xdv9vL3S0000bee0@hotmail.com>
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What exactly *is* "paraffin" wax? I've seen it, heard it referred to, but what is it, as opposed to other wax? Would beeswax work?

John Dunn in Boise. iBOBs use beeswax for everything;-)

Quoting john english <je2500@hotmail.com>:
>
>
> On the subject of gum rubber brake hoods.Natural ozone in the atmosphere
>
> attacks natural rubber and turns it into dust.Used to service
> Draeger breathing sets, face masks had high natural rubber content any
> brittle cracks turned to splits with dire results for wearer.Answer to
> problem. Regular application of soft paraffin wax BP. Rub it well in
> with
> fingers.Masks last indefinitely.Should work on gum rubber.Soft paraffin
> wax
> BP available from chemists shops drug stores etc.Worth a try.
>
> SEASONS GREETINGS ALL. John English .North Yorkshire England.
> Riding mid 80s "woodrup" original 105 groupset.