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    Thread: How to protect rubber seals/weather stripping

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      08-09-2012 02:02 PM #1
      Hey!

      Unfortunately I don't have a garage or shaded parking space for my car. All of the rubber seals and weather stripping just sit and bake under the sun.

      Any products or home solutions to treat all the rubber with? I'd love to prevent cracking/degradation before it starts.

      Thanks
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      08-11-2012 11:55 AM #2
      i dont know if everybody else would do it or not but ive always used armor all on any car i had for the interior or any plastic black parts on the exterior and it always has it back to black. just my opinion.

    3. 08-11-2012 09:52 PM #3
      Aerospace 303, available online and at Marine service and sale businesses.

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      08-11-2012 11:33 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 99_Vdub_rider View Post
      i dont know if everybody else would do it or not but ive always used armor all on any car i had for the interior or any plastic black parts on the exterior and it always has it back to black. just my opinion.
      NO! lol

      Its called Gummi pfledge or something. Its specifically made for weather stripping and door seals. Keeps that rubber in good condition. Here it is:

      http://www.amazon.com/einszett-91480...s=gummi+pflege

    5. 08-14-2012 12:27 PM #5
      I use 303 on the exterior rubber and Gummi Pfledge on the rubber door seals twice a year. It keeps everything looking new.

    6. 08-14-2012 01:26 PM #6
      Any water based dressing, which is all Gummi Pfledge is, will work fine. I like to use Optimum's Protectant Plus.

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      08-14-2012 01:50 PM #7
      Big fan of Gummi Pflege for weatherstripping The only other thing I really use for that is Meguiar's #40.

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      08-25-2012 11:43 PM #8
      Another vote for 303. I've been using it 6+ years and have always been impressed.

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      08-27-2012 09:32 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by MikeBlaze View Post
      Any water based dressing, which is all Gummi Pfledge is, will work fine. I like to use Optimum's Protectant Plus.
      Optimum PP is a great product, bit too much shine on the interior for me (I use 1Z Cockpit Premium) though.. smells great. I like this and/or gumi pfledge for seals and rubber. Never been a big fan of the 303, seems I'm always alone on that one.

      Adam's In and Out is also a great product, depending on what you are trying to do.

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      08-28-2012 11:54 AM #10
      I like to clean my trim with a 50/50 mix of water and rubbing alcohol until the rag quits turning black, then treat it with 303.

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      08-28-2012 02:39 PM #11
      Please no armor all. The 303 stuff I heard is good.
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