Crusty Tubing

We used a surgical tube roller for the first time this year and a couple of months after our lsat competition, our robot has sat in a room that was not in direct sunlight but now has a white crust all over it. Does anyone know what that is and how we can fix it?

Typical latex tubing behavior–it’s aged a bit. You might be able to refresh it with some sort of liquid, but I don’t know what to use.

Your best bet is probably to change out the surgical tubing.

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Rubbing alcohol will clean it, but it has lost some of its elasticity and won’t work quite as well. No worries, it’ll be pretty close.

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