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Old 03-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #7
zap2504
Dave E.
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Middletown, PA
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Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
I got the [wintergreen] oil from a local health food store, another source is homeopathic medicine. I hear that sports medicine uses it too.
Also (from previous posts):
"With nothing to lose, I immersed them in lacquer thinner and checked them twice a day. The things swell up and you would swear that they are ruined, but they shrink back to normal in a few days. Some guys also use wintergreen available at drug stores and make some sort of brew mixing it with the solvent. I just use the lacquer thinner until the boots soften enough and then soak the boots in the wintergreen for a day. As they start to shrink, the wintergreen sucks in to the rubber. The wintergreen at a cheaper price is also known as Thor Tire Prep #12 and available at kart shops to soften racing tires."
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