Argg. Ordered/got two new Pepsi kegs converted to ball-lock that were cleaned. One was fine...I just cleaned (yep, OCD), pressurized, no problems. The second holds pressure but WTF is up with the black rubber!
Tried to wash but the black gets EVERYWHERE! Had to toss out two scrubbies and my hands are trashed! Also had to pressure wash the damn kitchen sink (kidding)!
As not to be a nob, I "searched" and found a few solutions. I'm not wrapping in duct-tape (silly, just silly), and I don't have Mother's "Back to Black". I've got the b@$t@rd soaking in Armor-All. Seems to be working and will let you guys know.
BTW...I might have a Corny for sale!
EDIT: I've got four other used Coke/ball-lock kegs and had NO issues. I suppose this particular one is just old and beat.