Re: [CR]GUM RUBBER BRAKE HOODS.

(Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor)

Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 19:13:20 -0700
From: "M4Campy" <M4Campy@aol.com>
To: csugg@mindspring.com
Cc: "Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]GUM RUBBER BRAKE HOODS.
References: <HBECIOPCNPKEJLCJBKNKIECACKAA.dbilenkey@sympatico.ca> <3C29353D.1D51E958@mindspring.com>


csugg@mindspring.com wrote:
> Could this stuff be "Vaseline Petroleum Jelly"?

Any chemists out there? A quick search at ask jeeves didn't get any good results.

This from encyclopedia.com:

Obtained from petroleum during refining, it is used in candles, for coating paper, and for various other purposes.

And from webster.com:

used chiefly in coating and sealing, in candles, in rubber compounding, and in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics

Not sure what makes paraffin /different/ from other waxes. But, it does sound like an appropriate thing to use on hoods...

Mike "On the rollers tonite" Wilkinson Parker, CO