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Old 02-09-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Yall in the snow belt

Got a question for ya up north. Becus of global warning its done snowed here in MS 3 times and getting in the 20s often. What do yall put on your weather stripping to keep it from sticking. I swear im going to rip it one of these days. Been useing wd40 and spray silicone. anything better?

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Got a question for ya up north. Becus of global warning its done snowed here in MS 3 times and getting in the 20s often. What do yall put on your weather stripping to keep it from sticking. I swear im going to rip it one of these days. Been useing wd40 and spray silicone. anything better?
Nothing. Keep it dry. WD40 and spray silicone freeze.

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Old 02-09-2011, 09:56 PM   #3
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Yeah, what Nick said. Lived in Colorado most of my life and never had issues with weather stripping ripping. Just have to yank the door a little harder.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:01 PM   #4
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Nothing. Keep it dry. WD40 and spray silicone freeze.
yea kind of figure that out. I tried armoral too. I've cleaned it. But still it will rain and freeze at night
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:03 PM   #5
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Yeah, what Nick said. Lived in Colorado most of my life and never had issues with weather stripping ripping. Just have to yank the door a little harder.
Still sounds like its going to tear
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Try Sil-Glide, it's used in many applications, one being refrigerator door seals. Or try Vasoline instead. I don't know what temp it freezes. Might make it worse if you use too much!
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:11 PM   #7
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I have never had wd-40 freeze. I keep an extra spray bottle in the jeep and it was used in a single digit cold front several time.

But yes, keep it dry. I have had success with wd-40 when I power wash it (spray beforehand) to keep it from freezing shut. helps to keep water from sticking
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #8
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Might wanna think a little harder on the idea or using patrolium products on a synthetic door seal.

I've hear such endeavors can lead to deterioration that may be more wide-spread that a simple tear.

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If I am understanding the seals on your doors are sticking to the jeep. Never had that problem and this may be wrong to some Jeepers-but what if you put wax where the sill contacts the tub? I wax my Jeep so the body will "hopefully" last longer.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:49 PM   #10
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Mine are already shot. I get a breeze as I drive it's so cold....
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:15 AM   #11
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Neither silicone spray nor WD-40 "freeze". I have been using both in climates to -35 ACTUAL temperature....(e.g. Tioga, ND in February). Do not use petroleum based products (wd-40) on rubber or synthetic rubber products....it causes it to dry out and crack. Silicone spray lubricant is best, but make sure it is not a mix of silicone and some petroleum carrier or alcohol based.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:45 AM   #12
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I havent tried wax. I dont know if wd40 froze, but still stuck. We 5in of snow yesterday and its 19. I havent got out yet,but i bet its stuck. i wiped it down with leather conditioner. Im fixn to get out, so we'll see. be cool to get a auto start thingy like the wifes suburban
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WD40 simply cannot freeze, it is made of mostly fish oil.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:28 AM   #14
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pledge furniture polish works ok.... dry is best though
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Neither silicone spray nor WD-40 "freeze". I have been using both in climates to -35 ACTUAL temperature....(e.g. Tioga, ND in February). Do not use petroleum based products (wd-40) on rubber or synthetic rubber products....it causes it to dry out and crack. Silicone spray lubricant is best, but make sure it is not a mix of silicone and some petroleum carrier or alcohol based.
thanks for the heads up =)
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:29 PM   #16
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Butter. Just slap a little butter on it. Don't use margarine, use butter. Or get some SEX WAX. I swear by SEX WAX and use it in all kinds of applications. Before you freak out, do a google search for it. I always keep SEX WAX in the Jeep.

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Bacon grease maybe? It would smell good.
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Try KY, you probably have some in your night stand.
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keep dry, and dont wash you jeep if its going to freeze. been locked out by ice in the jams otherwise havent had a problem. but here when we get snow it stays cold so no time for anything to thaw and refreeze. best of luck
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:45 PM   #21
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Im just seeing if there was a trick or tip that us in the south don't know about. It was 7 this morning. wtf. global warning my a$$
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Not that I'm a jeep owner, but the windows on my Subaru are frameless, so if it rains and freezes overnight the glass will stick to the stripping sometimes.

I rub the seals down with a little vaseline every so often, it doesn't take much and seems to do the trick. You just want something that keeps water from staying between the door and the seal.

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