Vaseline is murder on latex products...
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern (low 60s, sunny and a wonderful 55 mile Christmas Day ride today in shorts, HO HO HO) California
Chesley Sugg wrote:
> 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-----
> > From: email@example.com
> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> > email@example.com
> > Sent: December 25, 2001 3:58 PM
> > To: john english
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.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 <email@example.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.