w5jo at brightok.net
Sat Sep 1 15:19:32 EDT 2007
Thanks to all who responded with suggestions thus far. The
story goes, I have a WRL VFO that uses a flat sided rubber
wheel to drive another which drives a big bakelite wheel on
the variable cap. Needless to say one of the rubber wheels
has a flat spot on it and, more than anything, it is just
plain irritating. In years past I worked for radio station
that used the venerable Gates turntables with the geared
capstan that drove the table. When left in gear, the
capstan would quickly develop a flat spot and the station
engineer (most times me) would remove the capstan and soak
it in a substance that would penetrate and allow the
Neoprene to resume its round shape. That is the kind of
problem I have with this Neoprene wheel.
So putting on my thinking cap, I remembered that
transmission treatment fluid contains a treatment for the
Neoprene seals in transmissions. But, being afraid that the
other stuff in it might ruin the rubber, I opted to ask this
assemblage to see if the substance Ronnie mentioned is
still available. I am going to try Jim Candala's
suggestion, Belt and Drive Non-Slip, first. If it doesn't
work, I am in for a trip to the auto parts store and hope
the kind I decide to buy really does work.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Radio Station KW1I" <kw1i at earthlink.net>
> What about belt dressing. Supposedly it increases
> friction and penetrates the belt to some degree?
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