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Old 04-14-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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reconditioning the rubber seals on doors/trunk. what do you use?

I need recommendations on any products you have found to work better than others. I'd like to find a good silicone grease to recondition the seals and prevent cracking/drying out. etc as i'm gearing up for a weekend of car maintenance to prep for summer time.

Also, as a side note: Any idea how these 4 cylinder cars do with products like Seafoam? I was planning on purchasing a can to put in the oil about 50-100 miles before an oil change. Mostly because last time I took it in Ford used regular oil instead of the full synthetic I requested and always use. :/

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I would not use any "grease" (silicone or anything) as it will attract dirt and grit (this comes from personal experience), plus if your wife/girlfriend happens to touch it getting in/out of your car......you'll hear about it. Also, the neoprene rubber used nowdays is not going to crack/dry out/rot (unlike that used on your father's '76 Camaro). Wiping the seals with a rag soaked in AmorAll is what I've done for years and this does help to prevent the doors freezing to the seals in freezing weather. Silicone spray is also very useful for "misting" the door hinges, latches and electrical harness boots, and the lower door edges/seals.
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I would not use any "grease" (silicone or anything) as it will attract dirt and grit (this comes from personal experience), plus if your wife/girlfriend happens to touch it getting in/out of your car......you'll hear about it. Also, the neoprene rubber used nowdays is not going to crack/dry out/rot (unlike that used on your father's '76 Camaro). Wiping the seals with a rag soaked in AmorAll is what I've done for years and this does help to prevent the doors freezing to the seals in freezing weather. Silicone spray is also very useful for "misting" the door hinges, latches and electrical harness boots, and the lower door edges/seals.
Sounds like a plan, thank you for the tip. :)
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