Slingshot band rot

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

  1. CleverName

    CleverName
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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

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    Store them under nitrogen in a cool environment.

    Or don't use latex.

    H
     
  3. darkminstrel

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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

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    Was it left in the sunlight?
     
  5. CleverName

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

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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
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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

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

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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
     

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