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rubycon
01-07-2001, 12:22 PM
I have an old black rubber covered canvas sou'wester coat that is dry and cracked. Any ideas on how to recover it?

rubycon
01-07-2001, 12:22 PM
I have an old black rubber covered canvas sou'wester coat that is dry and cracked. Any ideas on how to recover it?

rubycon
01-07-2001, 12:22 PM
I have an old black rubber covered canvas sou'wester coat that is dry and cracked. Any ideas on how to recover it?

Dave Carnell
01-07-2001, 03:24 PM
There are vinyl plastisols (solutions, but not really) such as the materials used to dip tool handles in to put a protective, insulating coating on them. Perhaps that would work.

If the souwester is really old, the coating on it won't be vinyl, but more likely something like varnish. It wouldn't hurt to flexibilize that.

Try premium gasoline on a small spot to see if that softens it. If not, you might get a bit more ruthless and try lacquer thinner.

Lay a small piece of absorbent cloth on the test area and wet it, then put a plastic film over it to keep it wet.

Go gradually.

Dave Carnell
01-07-2001, 03:24 PM
There are vinyl plastisols (solutions, but not really) such as the materials used to dip tool handles in to put a protective, insulating coating on them. Perhaps that would work.

If the souwester is really old, the coating on it won't be vinyl, but more likely something like varnish. It wouldn't hurt to flexibilize that.

Try premium gasoline on a small spot to see if that softens it. If not, you might get a bit more ruthless and try lacquer thinner.

Lay a small piece of absorbent cloth on the test area and wet it, then put a plastic film over it to keep it wet.

Go gradually.

Dave Carnell
01-07-2001, 03:24 PM
There are vinyl plastisols (solutions, but not really) such as the materials used to dip tool handles in to put a protective, insulating coating on them. Perhaps that would work.

If the souwester is really old, the coating on it won't be vinyl, but more likely something like varnish. It wouldn't hurt to flexibilize that.

Try premium gasoline on a small spot to see if that softens it. If not, you might get a bit more ruthless and try lacquer thinner.

Lay a small piece of absorbent cloth on the test area and wet it, then put a plastic film over it to keep it wet.

Go gradually.

John R Smith
01-09-2001, 11:01 AM
Try ArmorAll. seems to work on most plasticky or rubbery things.

John

John R Smith
01-09-2001, 11:01 AM
Try ArmorAll. seems to work on most plasticky or rubbery things.

John

John R Smith
01-09-2001, 11:01 AM
Try ArmorAll. seems to work on most plasticky or rubbery things.

John