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Re: Wire wheel tube protection thingy

Subject: Re: Wire wheel tube protection thingy
From: "Jeffrey H. Boatright" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 22:44:28 -0500
When I R&Red my old wire wheels 3 years ago, the ONLY part of the 
wheel that had bad rust was a small portion that had duct tape. The 
rest of the rim was fine. The tire man told me that duct tape absorbs 
and holds moisture, facilitating rust formation. Use the rubber bands.

At 7:59 PM -0700 1/18/01, Barrie Robinson <> wrote:
>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????)
>Barrie Robinson

Jeffrey H. Boatright, PhD
Assistant Professor, Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, GA
Senior Editor, Molecular Vision

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