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gattaca
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join:2003-05-28
USA

Rubber door seal treatment - recommendations?

I'm looking for a product recommendation for treating rubber door seals to extend their life and keep them pliable and quiet.

Currently I am looking at "Autoglym Vinyl & Rubber Care", but I cannot find many reviews of the product.

Any ideas?
Thanks!
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Mchart
First There.

join:2004-01-21
Kaneohe, HI

1 recommendation

Meguiars M40 for everything and anything in/out the car that is vinyl/rubber.
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ttiiggy
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join:2001-03-27
Bozeman, MT

1 recommendation

reply to gattaca

Fluid Film is reported to be good stuff.
»www.fluidfilmsalesusa.com/
»www.fluid-film.com/applications/···ons.html
»www.fluid-film.com/shop/



FordTech1
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join:2005-06-22
Katy, TX
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1 recommendation

reply to gattaca

We use WINZER
products. Not sure if you have a local distribution center around you. You can call the 1-800 #.
THIS SILICONE works great for weather stripping.



Mchart
First There.

join:2004-01-21
Kaneohe, HI

The problem I have with that spray is that it is your typical lubricant. It's not meant for cleaning, and it likely will lube up the seals far to much. If the car is a coupe, where there is no window frame and you need a good seal between the glass, and the body of the car itself - That lube will probably let air and water get through.
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Cho Baka
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Rubbish.

What FordTech1 posted is bang-on.

Silicone spray is appropriate for weatherstrips and will not "let air and water through".
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Mchart
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Kaneohe, HI

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said by Cho Baka:

Rubbish.

What FordTech1 posted is bang-on.

Silicone spray is appropriate for weatherstrips and will not "let air and water through".
Personal experiance for me has proved otherwise.

It also does not change the fact that silicon lube spray does not, cannot clean in an effective fashion.
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way2evil
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New York, NY
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reply to Mchart

said by Mchart:

Meguiars M40 for everything and anything in/out the car that is vinyl/rubber.
This. This is Megs pro line of products, you wont be disappointed.


FordTech1
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join:2005-06-22
Katy, TX
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reply to Mchart

WTH? He asked for something to EXTEND the life,not clean it.
We use this daily on ws and hinges as part of the 6 month customer ck ups. It is clear and works great. If it did what your stating, the customers would be complaining.
Now if you go to the local dollar store and get a can of no name silicone,you would might have issues as your stating.



Mchart
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Kaneohe, HI

said by FordTech1:

WTH? He asked for something to EXTEND the life,not clean it.
We use this daily on ws and hinges as part of the 6 month customer ck ups. It is clear and works great. If it did what your stating, the customers would be complaining.
Now if you go to the local dollar store and get a can of no name silicone,you would might have issues as your stating.
Your missing the fact that the rubber seals need to be cleaned, and M40 includes some silicon lubricant in it to begin with along with cleaners.
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FordTech1
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Katy, TX
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Fair enough.



CKizer
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Tijeras, NM
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reply to gattaca

What you want is Gummi-Pflege.

»www.detailersdomain.com/1zeinsze···ick.aspx



Mchart
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Kaneohe, HI

That stuff is pretty good. Expensive though.



nunya
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reply to gattaca

The product you are looking for is called "soap". I like to use it in conjunction with "water".
I seriously doubt you can extend the life of any rubber or synthetic seals with "treatment". Kind of like people who think Armorall makes tires and dashboards last longer.
When the seal wear out, you replace them.



GCoop

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Charlottesville, VA
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reply to CKizer

said by CKizer:

What you want is Gummi-Pflege.

»www.detailersdomain.com/1zeinsze···ick.aspx
^
This is what I have been using as well. Gummi Pflege is some good stuff.


gattaca
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USA

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reply to nunya

said by nunya:

The product you are looking for is called "soap". I like to use it in conjunction with "water".
I seriously doubt you can extend the life of any rubber or synthetic seals with "treatment". Kind of like people who think Armorall makes tires and dashboards last longer.
When the seal wear out, you replace them.
Perhaps. Or perhaps not. While I respect your opinion, you don't really have any evidence to support your claim.

At any rate, I am pleased with the decision I made because I have noticed other improvements since applying the Meguiar's product I chose. The seals are less "grippy" now, and they are now absolutely quiet when going over rough/uneven pavement.

In the past, such road conditions would produce excessive noise from the seals as the body of the car flexed and the doors seals rubbed. Not anymore. And previous attempts with just water and soap were not effective in fixing this problem.

And besides, the Volkswagen manual explicitly states that such car care products can extend the life of rubber and plastic materials used in the vehicle. I would be inclined to heed the advice of the manufacturer, in this case.
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joako
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reply to CKizer

said by CKizer:

What you want is Gummi-Pflege.

»www.detailersdomain.com/1zeinsze···ick.aspx
I use the same.
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