refreshing old rubber part (not FSJ related)
I need a little advice from the collective mind at FSJ. I'm fixing some air valves on my inflatable kayak. They all have slow leaks. I think it has to do with the spring tension, but I noticed that the rubber gaskets are also a little stiff. Not brittle, but not as soft as I'd like them to be. I went to Napa, Lowe's, and Tractor supply and no one carries similar gaskets (they look like black garden hose washers, but a slightly wider/thicker dimension). So I'm going to try and give them a little spa treatment to see if I can make them feel younger again. My plan was to scrub them with a toothbrush in soapy water. Is there anything I can soak them in to get the rubber spongier again?
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