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Are they sick?...white pale Shimano 600 6207 hoods.

Old 08-06-19, 05:04 PM
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Are they sick?...white pale Shimano 600 6207 hoods.

Ive been building this Torelli Circle de Vince for a few months now. I purchased the brake levers new from overseas but slowly the white paleness has gotten worse.

Does anyone have a fix in for this?

Much appreciated.

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Old 08-06-19, 07:16 PM
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Is that pale color actually in the rubber, or is it just like surface dust.....
A lot of latex rubber type hoods do have a sort of dust like material that seems to develop on them during long term storage not sure if it is some dirt of oxidation happening withe the rubber or it could also be some sort of talcum based powder applied in the factory so the hoods do not stick together. Try spraying it with a good rubber cleaner/preserve like Aerospace 303 (but stay way away from evil Armor All) and see if the paleness goes away....
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@Chombi1 Its more of a surface dust

1 hood soaked in 303 and the other in armor all
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Like I said, do not use Armor All on rubber parts on your bikes as it will actually speed up rubber deterioration.
It has been discussed in many forums in the net for many years already.
I myself had a bad experience with the stuff some years ago with my Honda Accord. Have not used it since and never had premature dry rot problems with rubber trim and components on all my vehicles and bikes, since.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Like I said, do not use Armor All on rubber parts on your bikes as it will actually speed up rubber deterioration.
How about 303?

i stopped using Armor All in automotive applications years ago, it does not have a good reputation and it does not cost all that much more to use something else.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Like I said, do not use Armor All ...
I agree, in the automotive World of C&V we use 303 and recently some of the newer products coming out but never AA, same is true for auto Detailers.
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It could be mold. Mold sometimes has a dusty form.
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After trying mineral spirits on the bottom section the dust came back. I was suggested Clorox wipes by a friend and same results.

Ive decided to remove them and install dia compe gum hoods.
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