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Old 07-28-2017, 10:34 PM
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Default Do Rubber Washers Decay?

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I've been advised to avoid using rubber washers, because they tend to decay/corrode/fall apart.

Can someone share experience with this issue?

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Old 07-28-2017, 11:33 PM
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In what situations? Under certain conditions yes, alcohol base fuels, sunlight, etc can cause them to crumble.
It depends what you are doing with them.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:59 PM
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thx for reply, ironman.

it will be subjected to constant vibration, but not much sunlight or moisture. No fuels. It's washers in a device that will be used outside and inside, but not exposed to more than air moisture, sometimes beach air.

i'm planning on going with silicone or neoprene to be safe.

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Old 07-29-2017, 08:17 AM
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I would recommend Neoprene
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