[vcf-midatlantic] rubber rejuvenation
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Sat Oct 17 10:27:11 EDT 2020
literally "rubber care"
On Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 6:43 PM corey cohen via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> There is a special spray that is made for printer platen/rollers. It does
> a pretty good job of putting them back into working order. I’ve use it on
> multiple TI silent ASR restorations, the machines are circa 1973/74.
> There is rubber treatment that BMW makes for their convertibles that helps
> with rubber seals around convertible tops and windows. I forget exactly
> what is it called but it’s something like “Gummipledge”.
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
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> > On Oct 16, 2020, at 8:55 AM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > My experience is that once the plasticizer in the rubber "goes off" and
> > whole thing turns to goo, there's not much that can be done.
> > I've tried boiling rubber drive belts... it helps a little but not enough
> > for them to work properly.
> > I've got automotive "belt dressing" that makes the belt kind of sticky,
> > can help a little but on small belt drives doesn't do much.
> > I've soaked rubber gaskets in leather treatment oils, which swells them
> > somewhat, but not bad to their original shape. It does make them more
> > flexible.
> > If you had rubber that has turned hard as a rock, I'd wonder if it's
> > possible to absorb new plasticizer into it? What I've seen as the rubber
> > "dries out" it also shrinks, distors, and cracks. Making it soft again
> > won't fix this.
> > If the rubber is still the correct shape, but is gooey, I wonder if
> > a chemical process that could pull the extra plasticizer out?
> > I'd love to see the process how these rollers were made in the first
> > I imagine it's similar to what the modern rubber roller rebuild places
> > Thanks,
> >> On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 2:29 PM Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic <
> >> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >> Many thanks to everyone for their replies.
> >> Degnan is right: I never specified my situation.
> >> I have many rubber items that need restoration:
> >> tape drive rollers, printer/platen rollers,
> >> rubber stampers, sandal soles, etc.
> >> The rubber feet on equipment is the bane of my existence :-(
> >> I usually just replace them.
> >> The most annoying failure mode is when they LIQUIFY
> >> and slime everything UNDER IT :-0
> >> Next worst: when just ONE is missing.
> >> -- Jeff Jonas
> > --
> > Jason Perkins
> > 313 355 0085
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