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Preserving Vulcanizing (Vulcanising) Fluid ready for your next flat

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Every time I set out to fix a bunch of bicycle tubes I would discover my vulcanising solution tube was empty - the stuff had evaporated. What a waste!

This is a simple one-step Instructable which I learned from Nidge at Brixton Cycles in London (a genuine worker co-operative).

Always wrap plastic wrap (cling film) around your vulcanising fluid before putting it away (after you have put the lid on of course!). This makes a nice airtight environment to preserve it.

I've just fixed flats in 8 tubes with some solution which has been on my shelf for months. I was surprised that the solution seemed brand new - not partially dried up or tacky.

thanks for the tip. will try it out see what happens.
socialivin1 year ago
thanks! good to know
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