Many bicycle repair kits contain a short piece of ivory colored soft rubber tubing hose for use on a bicycle valve. How is this used? I've never seen it in or around a valve. [more inside]
How would we release a weather balloon and get it back without its exploding? [more inside]
When I was a child in the late 70's, I remember these tiny, usually pink bendy toys we called "gumbies." [more inside]
My daughter's school uses rubber wood chips on the playground. She comes home with her clothes smeared with black "soot" from those rubber wood chips. Is this stuff possibly harming the health of the children who are playing in it? [more inside]
I've raised my beloved rubber plant from a little 5" guy to fine young lad of almost 5'. I noticed today that there are now little mushrooms growing on him! WTF. Is this bad for my plant & should I do something about it? Is it an indicator of something wrong in its environment? Album here. [more inside]
I am looking for something like these for our backyard. They need to be designed for outdoor use and rain. You can find similar ones online, but since these are really heavy, the shipping costs are as much as the mats. Are there any local retailers in the bay area that will sell small quantities to an individual? I have Amazon Prime but have not found anything Prime-eligible that looks decent.
I'm looking at a print based project and am on the hunt for A4 or A5 sheets of tire tread, as if it's been removed straight from a tire. Is this possible? [more inside]
So, a few years ago I bought a set of cock rings, and I seem to have lost two of them! Can you help me find me a similar set? [more inside]
How do I get the burnt rubber smell out of my laundry? [more inside]
What stores in the Seattle region are like TAP Plastics but for other materials? [more inside]
Looking for a rubber 'wire' key ring. [more inside]
Looking for an adhesive that can bond silcon rubber to ABS. Being able to fill small gaps would be a plus
This thing is giving off an awful odor and I have no idea what's causing it. [more inside]
My daughter has asked Santa for a "rubber pound coin" for Christmas, and with the delightful phrase of "Santa can get anything" we can't find anything in the UK. I'm open to suggesstions, with the caveat I'm a bit useless at arts and crafts, [more inside]
Where can I find Winnie-the Pooh rubber stamps (Milne not Disney) [more inside]
I somehow came into possession of this cable holder tie thing consisting of an hourglass-shaped piece of wood and a rubber band. It's pretty great. Where can I get more? What is this thing called?
What is the best flask stopper material for repeated autoclaving / use in sterile applications? Is rubber okay? Would silicone (or something else) be better? [more inside]
Need help looking for a product in a commercial (rubber strap)... [more inside]
What's the best way to mask/obliterate brand logo on black rubber rain boot? [more inside]
Does this kind of rubber stopper have a special name, and where can I get a bigger one? [more inside]
Help me find some sexy socks. But not too sexy. [more inside]
What are your favorite rubber boots for hiking? [more inside]
Phone headphone socket with FieldTurf crumb rubber particle deep inside. How to remove? [more inside]
I need a hard case for my Motorola S9-HD Wrap Around Headphones. They came with a cloth pouch, but I need something solid to protect the headphones from being crushed while in my bag. [more inside]
Ultra-permanent marker (more permanent than Sharpie Industrial, on soft rubbery plastic)? Alternately: paint or coating that's very strong AND very soft-thin-flexible? [more inside]
Where can I find lightning closures for purchase sans bottle? I want to install them on my own bottles. (Description and photos below) [more inside]
I have a set of rare rubber-grip Stratocaster knobs taken from a 30-year-old guitar. They look very similar to these. Problem is, the rubber grips have stretched out and are no longer tight around the knob. Is there any way to make rubber contract or shrink slightly so the grips fit correctly? [more inside]
Apparently, we've done a few things you aren't suppose to do to our fairly newly finished (last year) wood floors including using a jute rug with a rubber rug pad under it. Last week I noticed the tassels on the rug were scratching the finish so I took up the rug and pad. In addition to the finish being scratched, it looks like the pad left some sort of residue on the floor. How do I get the nice finish back on our floor (the finish is a standard 3 coat poly finish)?
Can you help me find a very specific custom rubber stamp? [more inside]
I am looking for a rubber charity bracelet for a friend... website suggestions? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a rubber balisong or butterfly knife? What I'm wanting is a balisong that has the approximate heft expected, so it can be tricked with a bit, just without all of the potential for profuse bleeding. [more inside]
Car window & sun-roof seals - how do you remove lichen and treat the rubber? [more inside]
What can I make with 2 7'x5' sheets of rubber? [more inside]
Are there any copyright infringement issues to using a Rubber Stamp Image that I purchased on my website? [more inside]
What can I do with my old wetsuit? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me where to research/find bulk viscoelastic rubber, or molded rubber that has viscoelastic properties? I'm looking for a material that when stretched, takes its sweet time in returning to its original size/shape. Turns out there are no rubber stores in my area to browse, thus no experts to turn to. Most info I've found online is scientific discussions about rubber properties.
If I wanted some pre-cut letter shapes made for me out of a material similar to a tire inner tube, what sort of request would I make? What would I call the material so that the manufacturer understood? What, if anyone has ordered similar, is a decent place to order from? Thanks!
I live in Montreal and have a rubber tree about 40 years old that I put outside every summer. I hope I haven't killed it this time. [more inside]
What movies have a plot device where a character is able to wear a rubber mask resembling another character that is so convincing that no one questions his identity until he's unmasked? [more inside]
[Homemade Greeting Card Filter] I want to make greeting cards, for friends and family -- mainly for obscure holidays (and just to say hello!) But buying supplies at PaperSource is super expensive -- and stamps are not exactly cheap. Where do you buy specialty stock paper and other greeting card paraphernalia? [mi] [more inside]
What are good adhesives to bond rubber/latex and cloth to aluminum? [more inside]
Stinky balls. No, not that sort. I purchased a wine decanter that comes with a stand for drying. Unfortunately, the stand has a rubber ball on the end (to prevent scratching, I'd assume), and has a very, very pungent rubber odour. Is there some way of getting rid of that smell?
How do I repair this rubber joint on my bluetooth headset? (picture inside) [more inside]
Hi friends. I have a terribly ratty jacket, called the Quiksilver Rubbermaid. It's about four years old, falling apart, made of rubber but looks (from enough of a distance, I guess) like leather. I would love to replace it with an identical jacket. I can't find it anywhere, these days. Now, I understand that Rubbermaid sent a cease&desist so they changed the name, but I can't find mention of the new name anywhere either. Here's a page with a bit of information on it. Any ideas? (Sites with out-of-stock listings not needed.)
Where can I get a custom rubber stamp made cheaply (<$30US), within 2 weeks, from artwork I provide...over the Internet? [more inside]
I have an idea for a product, and I'd like to get a prototype made. Does anyone have a service they'd recommend? And how does one research materials? (It's going to be solely made of some kind of rubber, but I don't know what to call the kind of rubber I want...)
Some rubber-like materials in clothing accessories are emitting strong solvent-like odors. What is it, how can I get rid of it? [more inside]