I want to apply tire rubber on surfaces, for various reasons - including protection against water. I think of tire rubber, as it is so widely available - helping in reducing pollution (infinitesimally) at the same time.
I am interested in a solvent which will temporarily transform the tire rubber into a (viscous) liquid - in such way that after some time, when the solvent evaporates, the tire rubber becomes solid again.
I do not need any special properties of the new rubber, there will be nothing really safety critical. If it is similar enough to the original, it is good.
Ideally, the solvent should be easy to find and I should be able to buy it without any special permits.
Think of this:
- there are some granules of salt;
- I add some water - and get salty water;
- after some time the water evaporates and I get 1 block of salt.
Now, the salt is actually pieces of tire rubber, and the water is... what? :)
I searched on the net, and the only solvent I recognized was acetone. Does anyone have any experience with this?