Question for the antique gear restorers

William Donzelli aw288 at osfn.org
Thu Nov 17 08:27:01 CST 2005


> I've got a system here that had gray foam rubber used as a sound deadener.
> Well, after 24 years, it's toast--you touch it and it's gone.  No surprise,
> right?

At least it does not turn to a sticky mess like some foam.
 
> What do you folks use to replace the stuff (assuming that I don't want to
> put someone through this in 20 more years)?  Adhesive-backed wool felt?

You can buy sheets of new foam of various grades and thicknesses, then
chop it to fit. Use an electric carving knife for custom fits. The modern
stuff os very likely far more stable over the years.

William Donzelli
aw288 at osfn.org




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