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Preserving Rubber Seals

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by crackleking, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. crackleking

    crackleking Enthusiast

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    What product works best to keep the rubber seals around the doors and other areas to keep them from cracking and staying pliable?
     
  2. ViperJohn

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    silicon lubricant works well.
     
  3. Bugman Jeff

    Bugman Jeff Enthusiast

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    I second silicone based products. Do NOT use anything petroleum based. If it's got "Petroleum distillates" listed on the bottle, it will cause the rubber to dry out over time. The same products you use on your interior can be used on seals too.
     
  4. Matt M PA

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    At the risk of being argumentative...I would advise against silicone products. The best for preserving rubber and vinyl is 303. It's recommended by manufacturers. Do a search for 303 Aerospace Protectant.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013
  5. DrTaco

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    303 is one of the best liquids ever made. Just behind beer and Mountain Dew.
     
  6. DrumrBoy

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    Does it mix well with Mountain Dew and Jack Daniels? If so I'm in!
     
  7. justingeer82

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    silicone is natural rubbers best friend. you can use tire shine on a rag and wipe tight spots. do not get that stuff around your seats.....PERIOD!
     

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