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Slingshot band rot

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by CleverName, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    I have two wrist rockets, that I put new bands on about 3 months ago. They havnt been used in about 2 months and are already starting to show signs of rot on the bands. ANyone have any tips for preserving power bands and preventing rot?
     
  2. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    Store them under nitrogen in a cool environment.

    Or don't use latex.

    H
     
  3. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I've got about 4 of them sitting around. Had one out on the back porch through winter and spring, works just fine and not showing signs of cracking. Cheap rubber maybe?
     
  4. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Was it left in the sunlight?
     
  5. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Nope, just hanging up in the garage. Perhaps temperature changes effected them?
     
  6. cetme

    cetme oregon city Member

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    i would get some medical grade tubing.strange problem you have.ive had wristrockets with the factory rubber last over 5 years!
     
  7. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Gladstone, OR Member

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    I carry one in my car. Use it to launch treats into the river for my dog. Use it often and the "Daisey" brand have lasted about 2 years before they start to tear right at thee end of the metal handle where they slide on.
     
  8. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Imagine one of the things breaking at full stretch and heading for your eye!
     
  9. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Funny how the world works. I bought new bands for my Diablo last week. It has sat for years without any and I ran across some at Bi-Mart. No idea how good they are but for $3.99 I don't know what to expect.
    Mike