Re: [CR]gum rubber hoods.what exactly is paraffin wax.


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Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 07:22:06 -0800
From: Lee Berg <lberg@ventoux.com>
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]gum rubber hoods.what exactly is paraffin wax.
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You are correct, Sir! I remember from college chemistry that "organic" compounds (chemistry-speak for "hydrocarbons" -- which include alcohols and petroleum products) attack and degrade natural rubber.

Lee Berg Palo Alto, Calif.

Chuck Schmidt wrote:
>
> Question: My understanding was that petroleum based products were not
> to be used on latex; that they caused deterioration of the latex.
> Anyone else???
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California