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Old 05-31-2021, 08:40 PM
sloengineer sloengineer is offline
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Default Talc options...

We need to change a tube and I really prefer to not wait on UPS to deliver real talc. Is there anything the collective is using now that Walmart has purged talcum powder from its shelves?
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:51 PM
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Default Billiard talc

Try a billiard supply shop if there is one near to you, they use talc around pool tables.
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:56 PM
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What is baby powder made from now? And what is wrong with using it?

Would chalk from a climbing gym work?
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:57 PM
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Old 05-31-2021, 09:02 PM
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Default Any welder will have some.

Ask for a piece of soapstone. They use it to mark steel and it comes in sticks. Itís solid talc as mined from the ground. A half a stick rubbed over a file will producd more than enough powder for a tire / tube installation. And itís pure with no additives.
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Old 06-01-2021, 01:19 PM
Charles in SC Charles in SC is offline
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Some brands of foot powder are just talc.
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Old 06-01-2021, 01:24 PM
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My O'Reilly Auto was able to get it next business day:
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Old 06-01-2021, 06:11 PM
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The last set of tires I bought from Desser had little packets of talc included. I'm sure they have it available.
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Old 06-01-2021, 06:28 PM
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Ag stores will have talc. It is used to help seeds from sticking together in planters.
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Old 06-01-2021, 08:22 PM
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I've been using baby powder for 20 years.
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