Re: [CR]Soften/rejuvenate Hoods?

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Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 21:50:52 -0700
From: "Doug Van Cleve" <dvancleve@gmail.com>
To: "gabriel l romeu" <romeug@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Soften/rejuvenate Hoods?
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cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Scott,

Not sure if there is really any long term benefit but I once liberally applied Lexol leather conditioner to some fairly crusty Universal hoods and thought it helped. No petroleum or silicone so it shouldn't accelerate deterioration.

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ

On 7/27/06, gabriel l romeu <romeug@comcast.net> wrote:
> as far as rejuvenation, limited. 303 aerospace protectant applies
> similar to armour all and the hoods will shine up (and may be slippery
> btw). armour all is not good long term though.
> to protect it from further deterioration, especially UV, this solution
> extensively used in the boating industry (my experience is kayaks),
> http://tinyurl.com/ls7nu
> you can get it in most marine stores.
> btw, for those of you that use helmets, they also break down with UV and
>
> would benefit with an application.
>
> Scott Edrington wrote:
>
> > Does anyone have a process to soften/rejuvenate hoods? I recently picke
> d up about 10 pairs of Zeus NOS hoods and they look great but are brittle
> .
>
> --
> gabriel l romeu
> two bad replacement tubes on my ride today in rainy chesterfield new
> jersey usa
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