View Full Version : Rubber restoration.

02-03-2004, 12:20 AM
I heard today that if you place a warped shriveled piece of dried out rubber in a bath of baby oil for a month, it will restore it. As rubber has a memory. Is this true? Has anyone ever tried it? I'm fresh out of rubbers.

02-26-2004, 06:47 PM
I've not tried baby oil but I suspect it _may_ help. I use glycerin to rejuvinate old rubber. However if the rubber is extremely dry, cracked and crumbly there isn't a whole lot that can be done. If just a few cracks exist the baby oil will likely help. Non-neoprene rubbers are reactive to petroleum and chlorinated products to varying degrees. So be careful with other petroleum products.