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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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
> fingers.Masks last indefinitely.Should work on gum rubber.Soft paraffin
> 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.