Re: [CR] Simplex "Plastic" Derailleurs - Questions For Material


Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

From: Huemax@aol.com
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:36:36 -0500 (EST)
To: kohl57@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Simplex "Plastic" Derailleurs - Questions For Material


In a message dated 1/31/11 10:06:11 AM, kohl57@yahoo.com writes:


> The single best way to restore the colour and sheen of black Delrin on
> Simplex derailleurs, Stronglight Hinault headsets and everything else made in
> this wonderful material is: OIL. This is why Delrin was used (and still
> is) used for engine mountings etc., it's actually nourished not degraded by
> oil.
>

List members who has WD-40!

I have sprayed WD-40 on to dried up Simplex, the black plastic became much darker, it did gain back 30 years.

KEN TODA, High Point, NC