fixing rubber

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  1. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    found some facelift rubber i had tucked away:rolleyes: and it is not the best shape
    anyone know how i can get it back to its best?
    or is it doomed :eek:
     
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  2. Pickingpaul

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    Not sure norm, is it all dented and crooked like smurfs walking stick?

    Maybe putting it in boiling water to soften and then lay it out flat with something to hold down the dents like books?
     
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    Or once its soft hold a ruler down the edge of it for a few minutes
     
  4. norm

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    yeah like Smurfs stick:laugh: sounds like a good idea Pickingpaul :thumbsup:
    dont know if there is any other way to do it so i will try and see
     
  5. daveyboy

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    Put it in boiling water and then just lay it out on the table
    It will bounce back to shape assuming it is like normal rubber
     
  6. Posh

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    I've put mine in boiling water & then left it in a bowl of talc for the night.
     
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    Why talc??
     
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    Apparently it keeps it in good nick & soft. When I buy a job lot I always store em in talk. Might be a olds wife tale but seems to work.
     
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  9. daveyboy

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    I store mine in a carrier bag in the back of the motor
     
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  10. fenderjaguar

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    I think you'd need a pretty flawlessly planed flat surface (on 3 sides simultaneously) with quite a bit of pressure, immediately after the rubber was softened up, wouldn't you?
     
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