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mayfieldtm
05-20-2013, 12:26 AM
Here is some rubbery stuff that might be handy around the shop.

www.sugru.com

Mold it like putty and it dries to a nice rubber consistency.
I might try some to duplicate old radio parts like rubber bumpers.

Seems damned expensive though.

(I'm not affiliated)

Tom M.

macona
05-20-2013, 02:39 AM
I messed around with the stuff a couple years ago. I couldnt find much use for it, myself. It was rubbery but did not have a whole lot of strength.

robosilo
05-20-2013, 03:12 AM
I buy the variety pack on a yearly basis as x-mas gifts for friends and family. They usually like it. It takes high temperatures and is (mostly) food safe. It works great for bumpers or adding onto a grip to make it more comfortable. It's not very strong but if you need strength then use epoxy putty. And much like the putty, it's a dielectric. So if you need to re-insulate some ignition cables the stuff is good for about 10,000 volts.

MikeWI
05-20-2013, 11:36 AM
You can make a viable substitute for the expensive stuff your self. Make your own Sugru (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/#step1)

paulsv
05-20-2013, 01:45 PM
Seems damned expensive though.

Here's something similar in larger quantities that seems a lot cheaper:

http://www.smooth-on.com/Silicone-Rubber-an/c2_1113_1137/index.html