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12 Sep 2019 09:05 #213425 by Andy2640
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Any reccomendations for rubber seal care. Ya know...the stuff that protects from drying out and going green an stuff. Something that keeps them supple etc??

Thanks.

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12 Sep 2019 09:20 #213426 by CC Baxter
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This form of maintenance seems to be an old fashioned idea now. I was taught to use Girling rubber grease (bright red it was), great stuff. Any petroleum based product will weaken rubber in the end and silicone can cause separation in bushes, etc. To my knowledge current thinking is to let rubber have its life and then replace.
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12 Sep 2019 09:35 #213427 by Lambert
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It's like the tyre dressing sprays many contain substances that shorten your tyres lifespan causing cracks and potentially bead leaks. I would save the money on treating them to go on replacement especially on things like window and door seals.

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12 Sep 2019 10:19 - 12 Sep 2019 10:20 #213428 by Daniel30
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Andy2640 wrote: Any reccomendations for rubber seal care. Ya know...the stuff that protects from drying out and going green an stuff. Something that keeps them supple etc??

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Funny you should mention this, just got this product on recommendation from the detailing site, got it for the Jim and my mini yet to get round to use it but it's on the list in the next couple of weeks :)
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12 Sep 2019 16:46 #213433 by mlines
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If it's an oil seal then red rubber grease.

If it's an external seal such as a window seal the 303 Aerospace protectant

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12 Sep 2019 18:42 - 12 Sep 2019 18:42 #213434 by facade
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When the window rubbers on mine go green and the moss starts budding I clean it out with an old toothbrush, or scrubbing brush if I can find it. The rubbers lasted 18 years on the old one......:)

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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12 Sep 2019 20:28 #213445 by Hanslow
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I've used Gummi Pflege for a while now. On my previous cars that had pillarless doors it was great for keeping the door seals supple but more importantly for me at the time it helped generate a bit of a barrier between the rubber and glass in freezing weather which meant I could easily open the doors when before they would have been frozen shut.

Whether or not it will work as well with rubber on metal I don't know, but I'll be treating mine periodically. It has its own applicator like a shoe polish system where you just push it on and drag and the sponge daubs it on as you go.

Odd name, but a good product.
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12 Sep 2019 21:08 #213447 by Daniel30
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Yeah I have heard good things about it :)

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13 Sep 2019 20:16 #213493 by Max Headroom
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Thats a +1 for me on the Gummi Pflege

I used it on my SAAB exclusively, and as already mentioned it helped stop door and glass seals from freezing themselves together in the depths of an icy winter


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