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Old 09-12-2015, 12:05 PM
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Default dad's tackle box need some help cleaning

Rainy day here in Maryland, perfect time for putting around in the garage. trying to and fix up my fathers old tackle box.

Its a Old Pal, probably 40 years old, but has plenty of life for me and the kids. Its going to be the row boat box.

Issue is that most trays have had rubber worms melt down and coat the bottom. Any idea what might beak up the rubber? Not concerned about the looks, but the old rubber appears to destroy any new rubber lure I store

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Old 09-12-2015, 12:36 PM
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When all else fails try gasoline.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by mab108 View Post
When all else fails try gasoline.
Careful with gasoline, maybe brake cleaner or acetone (nail polish remover)
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No idea on how to get the rubber out, but when you do, go buy some rolls of thin cork. I still have my Pop's old tackle box and he has every single compartment lined with a nicely cut section of 1/8" or so cork and the rubber is perfect. Cool project.
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Here's a pic of my Pop's old box with the cork lifted out at the bottom to show the thickness. Turns out his was an Old Pal also. I noticed the jointed Rebel minnow was only $1.95.
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:28 PM
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Bayrunner, Love the box (and the price on that Rebel)

Cork is the way to go


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Might try Contractors Solvent, hasn't disappointed me yet.

http://www.de-solv-it.com/all-produc...ctors-solvent/
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Try WD40 it usually works on rubber. Try and get it underneath if possible. If not maybe googone.
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Goo Gone:

http://googone.com/Home.aspx

Scrape off what you can then use Goo Gone and a plastic kitchen scouring pad.
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WD40 works surprisingly well for removing the sticky residue left when you remove stickers. It might work for your situation too. Perhaps acetone if the WD40 doesnt work.
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Goo Gone was MADE to remove sticky goo.....
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Rubbing alcohol might do the trick and you probably have some in the medicine cabinet?
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