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Sunblocked Bungee

Tip for preserving bungee cords in the sun...

I found that bungee cords are useful for a variety of things but quickly deteriorate in the sun. I reasoned that since sunblock blocks UV rays for humans, it might also work on bungees.
As a test, I took two new bungees, rubbed sunblock on one and not the other, then stretched them side by side where they would each get the same amount of sun. After two weeks, the bungee without sunblock had deteriorated to the point at which I would normally replace it, while the one treated showed no signs of sun damage.
My sunblocked bungee has lasted for two seasons.
- Steve Hicks
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