How can I treat my stuff that gets torn up by rock salt
January 22, 2014 4:46 AM Subscribe
I gotta wheelchair. Inflatable tires. The rock salt put down for snow in Philly busts my tubes, which is an inconvenience at best, a possible safety hazard (if I get stranded in the Polar Vortex) at most. How can I pre-treat the exposed rubber around the valve so I don't get flats?
posted by angrycat to Health & Fitness (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
BONUS QUESTION: I have some wheelchair, full-fingered, not waterproof gloves. I've ruined a fews pairs with the salt already. They're $30 a pop and mail-ordered, so they're not the easiest thing to replace. Anyway I can protect these things? They get wet, they get torn by the knobs on my tires, then the salt does the coup de grace and they become like shredded pork. What, oh what, might I do?
Am I missing something? Do I need to treat any surface of my (titanium with aluminum parts) wheelchair that's exposed to the salt?
THANK YOU for reading and answering