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Old 08-25-10, 03:00 PM
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Any way to re-soften Velox plugs?

I bought a card of old Velox bar plugs a few years ago and all them have hardened. Does anyone have an idea on how I can soften them back up?
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If it's a matter of getting a set fitted into a bike, I'd imagine a hair dryer would work.

If it's about selling them, you may be SOL.
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Nope, for personal use only. I'm in the process of replacing barcons on my main bike, but as hard as they are, I'm a little worried about denting the TT (aluminum frame). I actually tried to sell them right after I bought them, but no one would bit at $10 opening. 3 red, 4 green, 5 black; I'm actually kinda glad I held on to them.
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Aren't Velox plugs made from moulded rubber? If they are, I don't think there's really any way to re-soften them if they had dried out already.

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I was wondering if silicone would work, since it has helped dry tires before. Of course I don't have any at the moment...
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
I was wondering if silicone would work, since it has helped dry tires before. Of course I don't have any at the moment...
I guess you have nothing to lose a this point. leave it dipped in the stuff for sometime and see what happens.

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I'm currently using a pair that I know I've had for over 30 years and they are still soft. I wonder what caused yours to harden like that.

I don't think there's anything you can do. Soaking in silicone will only affect the surface.

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