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Old 12-04-2011
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Weatherstrip lubrication?

What do you all use to lubricate weatherstripping around the doors especially? I thought i read somewhere to use silicone? but i can't figure out where i got that from now...

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If you know someone/somewhere that has silicone fuser oil for a xerox copier , I've found it to last the longest. It is more of a grease than an oil.
Put some on a cloth and wipe a thin film on the gaskets.
DO NOT spill any on a floor. It's extremely slippery and almost impossible to clean up.
Silicone spray is not the same and only lasts a short time.
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Old 12-05-2011
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I've never had a problem just using silicone spray... use it at every oil change in the winter.
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I use a product made by zymol on every car and it works extremely well, it'll actually bring the seals back if they are shrunk or flat - you only need to use it once or twice a year.

http://store.carcareonline.com/zymol...5ozbottle.aspx
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303 protectorant.
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i heard 303 is good as well.
personally i use Gummi Pflege, it reduces squeaks and keeps the seals in great shape. its used frequently on VWs and BMWs thats how i learned about it.
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Zep Silicone NC Aid or whatever.
Every once and a while in the winter.
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vaseline
your doors, not your wife.
lol. sorry Justin, you left it open. which is also what she said.
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Old 12-07-2011
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I wonder what nasty residue that leaves in and on the rubber when it degrades?
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I did tire shine on mine, and it lasted a month or so before it was back to the faded look. It actually looked really good. Keep in mind: There is a metal piece under the rubber on the windows, and once that starts to corrode, no amount of fancy lubrication is going to make the spots go away. common opinion is to replace that piece entirely. That is on the window trim though, not on the rubber strip between the door and the cab.
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never had a problem with vaseline on mine. i dont gob it on, i wipe it on with a paper towel.

...and the wife doesnt like vasline
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I believe this product to be the best out there. I've used it for years and nothing seems to last longer. It's also easier and more accurate to apply.

einszett 914806 'Gummi Pflege Stift' Rubber Care Stick - 3.4 fl. oz : Amazon.com : Automotive einszett 914806 'Gummi Pflege Stift' Rubber Care Stick - 3.4 fl. oz : Amazon.com : Automotive
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general motors makes a protectant that is primarly used on sunroof gaskets, but i tried it on door weatherstrips and it lasts a LONG time. it is expensive, like 40 for a bingo dobber style applicator.
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