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Old 07-05-2018, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default Changing Black rubber to red rubber

Has anyone experimented to change BLACK rubber to RED rubber?

Guess you know where I am going with this...the fan belt.

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Old 07-05-2018, 09:39 AM   #2
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MMMM Steve, any chance for leather dye from a shoe repair shop.
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:40 PM   #3
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i dunno black is kinda well black - it would be very hard to dye it red that wont just come off. They do make paint specifically for vinyl and rubber...Worked wonders on some blue sun visors i needed for another car that i needed them to be black. Cannot tell its been painted - the vinyl fake cracks show right up, no streaks, no flaking, peeling, hardness, etc.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:23 PM   #4
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The black in all rubber is all an additive...carbon black. Rubber is naturally white. Some of theearly "nonskid" Firestone tires on Fords was white. I've heard that carbon black was added so that they would not look dirty from road grime. NOW, how was red radiator hose made?


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Old 07-05-2018, 06:24 PM   #5
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OH, Nakowitz sells a bleach to get the carbon black our of fan belts then they can be re-died brown. But...one needs to find a belt that has thefive or seven layers that theoem belts have.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:26 PM   #6
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oh one final note...SW does not market Gilsonite stain any more but there are many others who do...stay tuned and I will have a Gilsonite producer...
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:35 PM   #7
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I think this is what swo4rd is talking about.
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Turning BLACK rubber to RED rubber is about as feasible as UN-SCRAMBLING eggs.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:14 AM   #9
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Carbon was added to rubber to increase it life and wearing abilities. It had NOTHING to do with tires getting dirty.
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:19 PM   #10
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I just talked to someone that painted a black hose red several years ago and he says it still looks good, just regular paint.
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