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Old 09-25-2011, 08:28 AM   #1
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Rubber Seal Protection

Do you put anything on your rubber seals to protect them from the sun or drying out?

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Old 09-25-2011, 08:34 AM   #2
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:39 AM   #3
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I have used a product containing Dupont Krytox for many years.This is what GM recommended for the door, roof and hatch seals on Corvettes and other cars. The only problem was it was $30 a tube. Members of a Corvette Forum discovered that Leslie's Pool Supplies sells it as Pool & Spa Lube. It used to be $5. a 3.5 oz tube, it is now about $8. Still worth it, works well.
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303 Aerospace Protectant. You'll be glad you did
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303 Aerospace Protectant. You'll be glad you did
I've read that 303 is the best, and I got some. It sure makes any black platic or rubber parts look great, and it is supposed to have superior protection.

But, how are you all applying it to things like rubber seals. Spraying seems pretty messy.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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303 Aerospace Protectant. You'll be glad you did

I used that on boats for years. I will give it a go.

Bill I would just spray on rag and apply to the seals. I use to do the trim on my boat that way.
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Where are you finding this product in our area?
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OMG, jailguard, KY.

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Old 09-25-2011, 01:59 PM   #9
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I found 303 at a pool store. I use it on all plastic/rubber parts.
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I've heard they sell it at boating/marine stores.
I was given a sample but am considering ordering online.

I used it everywhere not considering the seals, and I did them last weak.

I usually get a few drops of water that comes from the top of the door, more so when I go through the carwash.

Today, no water came in from the carwash . not sure if the 303 did the trick but I had absolutely no water enter the vehicle.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #11
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Before all the fancy and expensive coatings were available, plain old glycerine found at any pharmacy (behind counter) kept rubber pliable and squeak free. It's used for compounding medications. Best part it's dirt cheap.
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I saw on this site that they offer the protectant in wipes now...

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I've read that 303 is the best, and I got some. It sure makes any black platic or rubber parts look great, and it is supposed to have superior protection.

But, how are you all applying it to things like rubber seals. Spraying seems pretty messy.
I use one of the round pads that I use to apply wax with. I just spray it on part of it... and rub it on. I use it on everything rubber or plastic. I even spray/wipe it all over the freedom tops... because of the sun protection.

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