Felt Wool Gasket/Seal Material - 2mm Black Wool - 310mm x 250xmm Sheet


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Felt Wool Gasket/Seal Material - 2mm Black Wool - 310mm x 250xmm Sheet

Product no.: 0834 Felt06

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2mm thick, 100% Wool Black Felt sheet - 310mm x 250mm size.  This is 2mm (medium thickness) pure wool felt material - very useful for slim felt washers, or absorbent material for wrapping around cambox area, lower primary chain rungs or undercovering under seats and saddles.  Price per sheet 

This medium thickness felt sheet can be used for making slim felt seals and washers.  However, like the thin 1mm sheet we also sell (item 0831 and 0832) it can also be used as material for soaking up excess oil around cambox's, but being thicker than the 1mm sheet, is less flexible for rolling up into rolls for this purpose (and being thicker is obviously more expensive).  However I have used all thicknesses for this purpose - so will leave with you to decide.

With this in mind I have duplicated the information from the 1mm felt sheet listing below (i.e. item 0831 and 0832) for soaking up oil, as well as other uses for this felt:

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:

We suggest the 1mm sheet (item 0831 and 0832) is good for underlay if restoring original seats and saddles.  This 2mm felt sheet is also useful for the same purpose - particularly in areas which may be susceptable to heavy wear and rubbing

 3: Felt Washer and Seals:

The normal use for wool felt on classic motorcycle is for making felt washers and seals.  This 2mm thickness material is useful for making thin/medium thickness felt washers - i.e to cover open bearings where grease/oil may escape (i.e. wheel bearings 

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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