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What is this kind of rubber band with low elasticity called?

O-rings are typically made from a firmer rubber than a rubber band. They will stretch but not as much. They come in all sizes, so you're going to have a shopping quest ahead of you, but "O-ring" is ...
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Securing rubber mats to garage floor

Once the concrete is cleaned of all dust and oils, the rubber mats should stay in place, especially once you get a few of them down. If you want a little extra help, I'd offer two options: "Carpet ...
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What's the importance of a non marring "rubber"?

The importance of non marring rubber is something to be considered. After all, you don't want the rubber scuffing the surface so you have to clean it off when you're done. I have used many nail guns ...
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What is the proper name for this rubber edging trim for fibreglass?

So possible search terms are: edging, protective edging or edge protector or edge protector strip or U channel ... Often used with door & protector Searching on Bay of Fleas gives many results ...
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What material can I put along a sharp, thin metal edge?

Two thoughts First - "edge molding" or "rubber trim" comes in a variety of sizes, types, hardness, shapes, and prices. Here are just two examples taken from many from one of many ...
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What material can I put along a sharp, thin metal edge?

I second Nate's comment that folding the edges is your best bet - it'll give you a small, slightly rounded edge, instead of a sharp edge, and it will stiffen your panel. The drawback is that you ...
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Locating a Weatherstrip for door that is NOT foam and vinyl

Metal weatherstrips used to be popular, and you can still find them, but there's a reason they fell out of fashion: they require very tight tolerances at the door/jamb interface, and even if you set ...
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What kind of paint do I need to paint rubber?

Instead of painting pucks why not just order colored ones? http://www.ministicks.com/colored_hockey_pucks_and_colored_foam_hockey_pucks_s/14687.htm This page has 4 different colors for regulation ...
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What kind of paint do I need to paint rubber?

You have to understand that the softer the rubber, the more flex in it, and thus the more likely you will get microfractures in any coating. I have had very good luck coating EPDM and buna-n type ...
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Locating a Weatherstrip for door that is NOT foam and vinyl

There are felt weatherstrips, though I don't know that you'd find that shape in them - they are fairly durable. There are "commercial" rubber weatherstrips, some of which are quite robust. There ...
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What is the proper name for this rubber edging trim for fibreglass?

In Norway, it goes under the name of Volvolist, named after a certain car brand. The proper name for it is edge protection, and vendors such as RS Online have multiple hits when you search for edge ...
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Filling depression in a Flat Roof with Sand and Roofing Rubber?

If the roof is sagging due to moisture from a slow, long-term leak softening the OSB/ply subroof, or due to damaged ceiling joists, then the added weight of sand is only going to make it worse. I ...
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How do I replace an old ladder's anti-scratch strip?

I would use a strip of UHMW plastic it won’t wear out and can be held in with counter sunk screws I have 2 strips of this plastic on the bunks for my boat and over 25 years of use they still look ...
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Shower leaking onto carpet in adjacent bedroom

I'd be careful about how you add more waterproofing here. Sealing the grout should help, and makes your shower surface less porous. However, depending on the water proofing system used, throwing in ...
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Shower leaking onto carpet in adjacent bedroom

Caulk and grout are not going to keep water out. This is a complete tearout job with a liner replacement. Do you know what was used to waterproof the walls behind the tile itself?
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How can I increase the friction on the surface of PVC pipe?

Most bike clamps come with rubber « inserts » for exactly that reason - inner tube cut to fit will work, but consider roughening the pipe surface with glass paper.
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Plastic fitting cracked in kitchen faucet supply line

I tried heat-shrink tubing: no way, not enough of a seal for the pressure. I tried electrical tape: much better, but could not withstand the 30 psi max pressure of a supply tube. The tube itself is, ...
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Is it advisable to use EPDM for flooring around the pool?

Anyone who says that "EPDM does not do well around water" is ignorant of what the material is. It is used specifically as a water resistant membrane for roofing and many other applications, including ...
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Woodlouse that already infesting applied plywood floor

well, I decided to tear down everything and replace it with concrete and granite floor. If I overlaid the infested floor, the pest would just eat the plywood until it was completely deteriorated
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How to put adhesive or What adhesive to put on top of tiles?

The only solution that will be long-term (and I am not sure anything is long-term in a shower with innate problems) is that you need to: Take door off. Put a high threshold (you can get 2" ...
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How to put adhesive or What adhesive to put on top of tiles?

The extra pics help. Looks like 2 issues (3, now that I think about it some more): The drain is running slowly so water is building up above the shower stall ledge. If this is the case, then you need ...
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How to put adhesive or What adhesive to put on top of tiles?

Tile glue/cement(if its laying about) or even wet area silicone(better)(must be of acid type) can be used as to glue ontop of the tile , but it will be hard to remove. If i were you maybe try some ...
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Can anyone identify this shower door rubber gasket?

Try searching this Pemko Catalog. I think they are the largest manufacturer of weatherstripping, etc. https://absupply.net/pdf/PemkoFullCatalog2012.pdf If you find something close, you can get it (or ...
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Where to aquire rubber bushings?

Generally speaking, appliance repair parts are most easily found at an (these days, mostly online) appliance repair parts specialist dealer, as they are not generally "standard" parts (or if ...
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I have built my 3rd homemade slot car track from MDF. Stuck on surface paint

Roman pro rx35 is a product that leaves a slight tackiness on surface when dry. It aids adhesion of wallpaper. This is more of a comment than answer but I wanted show a picture of the product.
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Improve weatherworn, stained rubber saddle on outdoor playground toy

I have paint pens that I mark rubber scuba gear with, they would make it look better in the color of your choice, I would be cautious about using automotive rubber renewal products like tire black and ...
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Improve weatherworn, stained rubber saddle on outdoor playground toy

Did you try using some Armor All or other silicone based treatment, typically sold to dress up tires and car dashboards? It will eventually rub off, but the silicone is relatively inert and harmless. ...
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How do I replace an old ladder's anti-scratch strip?

I use a scrap of unbound carpet like the marine carpet found at big box stores Cut a strip to size needed and use a contact type adhesive like Follow directions that say apply to both the rug scrap ...
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How to fix a garbage disposal with rubber caught in it?

Reviewing the design of a garbage disposal here it seems very difficult for anything like a chunk of rubber to actually get jammed in the grind ring. If you were to put something in there like a ...
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Vacuum belt sliding off of rotator

try wrapping duct tape around the drive rod. What usually happens after awhile the belt tension is great enough that the shaft from the motor (divot) becomes bent slightly. The shaft is now out of "...
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