Re: Anyone have luck molding gaskets?
- Honestly Mark, if it was more widely known that the only vintage vac pot you can buy replacement gaskets for is the Silex, I'd bet their prices would sky rocket even more.
I have two wide mouth Silex pots with soft gaskets, which I never use - wanting to keep them in mint condition in case I ever want to sell them.
I also have a bunch of the narrow mouth Silex, all with replacement gaskets from Casco: http://www.siliconegear.com/Products/AntiqueCoffeeGasket.cfm . I use these vac pots for special occasions, knowing that I have 4 more gaskets in the drawer, just in case.
--- In email@example.com, "mgillan99" <mgillan99@...> wrote:
> I am new to the site, and have been reading all the great information you have here. I have some beautiful old pots that either have hard gaskets or workable gaskets that smell like old tires. Before first use I wash the gaskets as well as I can then rub in some food grade silicone grease, which seems to soften up at least the surface to help with the seal. The smell keeps coming back though, so I have given up on them until I can replace the gaskets. I've seen a few posts about people planning to mold gaskets but have not seen any results. If there are any tips before I try this myself, please let me know. Thank you!
> Oh and I am lucky enough to have one Cory rubberless and just ordered a narrow mouth Silex gasket from silicone gear, so I hope to at least have two usable pots for now.