[volt-nuts] introduction

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Fri Apr 29 04:54:20 UTC 2011

Hi Marv,

I don't think it's possible to seal the plasticizer in.  And, I don't
think it is really all that possible to add plasticizer once it has
left the scene.  I think that is what some of the products like nuvinyl,
and armorall are attempting... but not all that successfully.

Notice that with new plastic binders there is a strong aroma that hangs
around... but as they age, you can't smell it as much.  That is the

You are right, this is only peripherally related to volt-nuts.

-Chuck Harris

Marv Gozum @ JHN wrote:
> Thanks Chuck, that's very informative.  That pretty much describes the
> life cycle of a lot of old plastic I've encountered.
> You say evaporate, is possible then to seal plastic parts to prevent
> plasticizer migration, and prolong the parts life, even if its already
> old but still has not fallen apart? Add any kind of plasticizer to
> revitalize old plastic?
> Yes, vinyl binders seem to almost weep something, that doesn't seem
> good! I see Bakelite endures over time, but it very ceramic like and
> tends to cracks if dropped.
> Sorry all, at most this should be discussed at the HP forum group, so
> this is my last topic digression on the volt-nuts forum.

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