[vcf-midatlantic] rubber rejuvination

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Thu Oct 15 07:01:41 EDT 2020

Its for the other situation when rubber gets hard and too slick.
I've also used the TechSpray rejuvinator. I've used it on plattens where
the paper would slip. The rubber didn't really feel softer but the paper
stopped slipping. I also need to use it on my TU10 capstan. The rubber
I could get it redone in was a harder black than the original tan so the tape 
sometimes slips.  Putting the rejuvinator on gets it to be happy for a while.

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:04:11PM -0400, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I have some rubber handles and feet that get gummy, is this what you all
> are talking about?  I assume that once rubber becomes gummy it's a lost
> cause.
> Bill
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 8:56 PM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > Various automotive vinyl cleaners have some "plastic restorers". Classic
> > is NuVinyl brand in the original white container; there's new mixes now.
> > Some of these auto products also add a shiny coat, that can be scuffed
> > off. All these contain "plastisizers" to replace those dissipated by
> > age. The chemistry of rubber products can be interesting. - regards, Herb
> > --
> > Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
> > http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net
> > preserve, recover, restore 1970's computing
> > email: hjohnson AT retrotechnology DOT com
> > or try later herbjohnson AT comcast DOT net
> >

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