Re: [CR]GUM RUBBER BRAKE HOODS.

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 21:26:05 -0500
From: "Chesley Sugg" <csugg@mindspring.com>
To: "Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]GUM RUBBER BRAKE HOODS.
References: <HBECIOPCNPKEJLCJBKNKIECACKAA.dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>


Could this stuff be "Vaseline Petroleum Jelly"?

Merry Christmas Chesley Sugg Cary, NC, USA

David Bilenkey wrote:
> I'd also like to know the answer to this. A Google search for "soft paraffin
> wax BP" yielded a fair number of results that are medicinal or ointments,
> using 'white soft paraffin BP' as an ingredient. What would be nice to know
> is what are the key ingredients for what we need (protection of the rubber).
> Is wax OK, regular paraffin? What does the BP stand for? How regular do the
> applications need to be?
>
> Inquiring minds want to know.... :-)
>
> Merry Christmas all,
>
> David Bilenkey
> Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> bikehunter@icehouse.net
> Sent: December 25, 2001 3:58 PM
> To: john english
> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]GUM RUBBER BRAKE HOODS.
>
> 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.