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Unusual Uses

  • Unusual Uses | Rubber Cord

    Over the years we've realised our products can be used for pretty much anything. Whilst we might supply our products with a general purpose in mind, it's always fascinating to hear how our customers have used them in unpredictable ways. So to continue our unusual uses blog series, we've collected the weird and wonderful ways our customers have utilised our rubber cord.

    Fixing Primary Chain Case Oil Leaks

    Rubber cord to seal Primary Chain Case 1953 Norton 'Dominator'

    Firstly, a niche problem for vintage motorbike enthusiasts. Older motorcycle models use a primary chain that connects the engine to the transmission. Since it requires a good amount of oil lubricant, the primary chain case encloses the chain and oil. This can be problematic as the seal can become worn over time resulting in oil leakage. A review left by an anonymous customer detailed how they sealed the primary chain case on their 1953 Norton 'Dominator'. They used trail and error for the correct size and ended up fitting our Neoprene Sponge Cord 12mm Diameter. In their own words getting an oil tight seal was "No mean achievement" - Great work!

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  • Unusual Uses | O-rings

    It's always great to hear how our products have been put to an unconventional use. Over the years we've been told that our components have been just the ticket to solve many creative problems. As a result, we wanted to showcase some of the innovative ways our customers have redesigned the use of our products. Starting with the highly versatile O-ring.

    Scandinavian Style Lampshades

    Red Kite Designs All credit to Red Kite Designs for their handmade "Blade" Lampshade.

    Firstly, from the heart of Wales, Red Kite Designs have used our EPDM O-rings to hold the 'waist' of their wooden lampshades. The design is created using precision cutting and no glue whatsoever. While saving the seals from a hard life of 120°C temperature extremes and break fluid systems - phew! You can view the rest of Red Kite Design's handmade items through their website or follow their Facebook Page.

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