Felt Wool Gasket/Seal Material - 1mm Black Wool - 510mm x 410xmm Sheet


Felt Wool Gasket/Seal Material - 1mm Black Wool - 510mm x 410xmm Sheet

Product no.: 0831 Felt04

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£8.50
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1mm thick, 100% Wool Black Felt sheet - large 510mm x 410mm size.  This is 1mm (thin) pure wool felt material - very useful for wrapping around cambox area, lower primary chain rungs or undercovering under saddles and seats.  It can also be used for thin felt washers.  Price per sheet 

This thin felt sheet has 3 common usages:

1: Soaking up Excess Oil - i.e. cambox's and primary chain rungs:

Many years ago it was common to see wool felt used on competition bikes in areas where oil leaked - to soak up that excess oil.  Particularly, for SOHC and DOHC Norton's, I have seen felt used around the underneath of cambox's, to help soak up oil leaking from the cambox. If you are one of those lucky people whose cambox never leaks, then this may not be required - but if like the rest of us (!) your cambox has some leaking, this thin sheet can be very useful for soaking up the oil and helping prevent it leaking over the rest of the engine.  Being wool (unlike man made fibres) it does not melt when hot and stays absorbent - then periodically the felt can be removed, squeezed and washed before placing back.  I Will leave it to you how you place it - but it in the past I have fitted it under cambox's similar to in the picture - wrapped into a roll and placed between springs under the cambox.

Likewise - if you have a bike with an open primary chain (or even the final drive chain) - it used to be common to see felt wrapped around a lower frame (or swingarm) tube, then lockwired, to soak up the worst of chain oil

 2: Underlay for Seats and Saddles:

If you are restoring an original seat or saddle - wool felt is an excellent material to place over the steel base, or springs, before fitting foam or covers.  Particularly with the older saddles - it is a good idea to fit felt sheet over the springs before fitting the cover - to stop the springs chaffing the cover.  This thin 1mm felt sheet is the ideal material for doing this

This item (0831) is the bigger sheet size being 510mm x 410mm, which should be enough to cover most common size saddles - see photograph for this listing.  We also sell a smaller sheet (Item 0832) if only a smaller patch required

 3: Felt Washer and Seals:

The normal use for wool felt on classic motorcycle is for making felt washers and seals.  Normally felt seals are made from thicker material - and you will see we also sell 2mm, 3mm and 6mm felt for this purpose, however, this thin 1mm felt can be useful if you have an open bearing that is weeping (i.e. drum brake area) and there is only  a limited gap to fit a washer

All our felts are high quality 100% Wool from a reputable UK source.  I use the same felt for my own restorations.  Email on our sales email if you require other lengths or thicknesses (or colours!), we may be able to provide them. They are individually packed in sealable bags to keep the material clean until ready to use 

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