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Re: Wire wheel tube protection thingy

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Subject: Re: Wire wheel tube protection thingy
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 13:40:43 -0800
I'd also add that duct tape might soak up and retain any moisture that oozed
through the nipple holes, which would not be good. And as Kelvin says,
removing old duct tape is a real pain, and might take the paint with it.

on 1/18/01 12:22 PM, Dodd, Kelvin at wrote:

> Barrie:
> I used duct tape on my wheels back when the rubber bands were not
> available.  They ended up being a real mess when I went to change tires.
> I'd suggest the rubber bands, since some nice people have made sure
> that they are available again.  But then, I'm biased.
> Kelvin.
> There are a bunch of things that we used to do when the correct
> parts were not available.  It's kinda nice to have the right bits (or at
> least a close facsimile : ) around again.
>> Has anyone harbour experience using duct tape wrapped around
>> wire wheels as 
>> protection against the tube chaffing?  I have been told duct
>> tape is better 
>> than using the rubber thingys that they used in the past -
>> (available from 
>> Victoria British????)
>> Regards
>> Barrie Robinson


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
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