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#1224238 - 08/26/08 12:23 PM Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal.
john1782 Offline


Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 113
Loc: Ohio
The rubber seal around my sunroof is looking a bit weathered and I'm looking for suggestions on a product to solve the problem.

Thanks

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#1224242 - 08/26/08 12:28 PM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: john1782]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 7112
Loc: beaver land EH?
once the UV damage is done, there's nothing you can do to revitalise rubber.

You may resort to either (a) replace the rubber seals with new ones altogether, or (b) soak it with things like aero 303 protectant, Armourall, etc.

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#1224254 - 08/26/08 12:46 PM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber sea [Re: john1782]
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 563
Loc: Michigan, Thumb's Up!
The seal isn't likely to actually be rubber...

But I'd try 303 Aerospace Protectant, or Vinylex by Lexol.
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#1224341 - 08/26/08 02:34 PM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber sea [Re: RnR]
benjamming Offline


Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 5750
Loc: northern Alabama
The seal should be EPDM. Try some glycerin. You can get it from Zymol Seal or might try your local pharmacy.

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#1224568 - 08/26/08 08:03 PM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: john1782]
Finklejag Offline


Registered: 11/23/03
Posts: 1480
Loc: WA
Give Einszett Gummi Pflege a try




Conditions rubber weather seals on car doors, windows and trunks. Protects and keeps the rubber elastic. Restores color to dried out rubber. Protects against extreme temperature and UV rays. Solvent-free, water-based formula. Easy-to-use shoe polish type applicator makes application simple without the mess.

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#1224699 - 08/27/08 12:10 AM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: Finklejag]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 6796
Loc: Texas
Krytox.

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#1225477 - 08/28/08 08:18 AM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: GMBoy]
XPR Offline


Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 569
Loc: USA
Meguiar's M40 or All Season Dressing
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#1226269 - 08/29/08 12:58 PM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: john1782]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1253
Loc: Calgary
Give mothers back to black a try. Its good to bring the color back to rubber and plastic.


Edited by ryan2022 (08/29/08 12:58 PM)
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#1227433 - 08/31/08 04:40 PM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: ryan2022]
Islandvic Offline


Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 1234
Loc: South Texas
303 Protectant.

By the 32oz bottle.

It will last a long time and more cost effective than the smaller bottles.

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#1228964 - 09/03/08 01:27 AM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: Islandvic]
AcuraTech Offline


Registered: 05/11/04
Posts: 1561
Loc: St. Paul, MN


Love this stuff. Revitalizes seals, quiets squeaky windows, and lubricates window run channels.

Kind of expensive, but a tube of this stuff goes a long way.

Edit: Guess it's not that expensive, usually about 15 bucks per tube. But it comes in a toothpaste sized tube, enough to last the average shadetree a couple years, minimum.


Edited by AcuraTech (09/03/08 01:33 AM)
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#1228973 - 09/03/08 03:42 AM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: Finklejag]
LexusAussie Offline


Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 215
Loc: Sydney, NSW, Australia
 Originally Posted By: Finklejag
Give Einszett Gummi Pflege a try




Conditions rubber weather seals on car doors, windows and trunks. Protects and keeps the rubber elastic. Restores color to dried out rubber. Protects against extreme temperature and UV rays. Solvent-free, water-based formula. Easy-to-use shoe polish type applicator makes application simple without the mess.



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#1235427 - 09/13/08 03:53 PM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: LexusAussie]
ChiTDI Offline


Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 2057
Loc: Chicago IL
Gummi Pflege Stift. Yup!
Also great for pre-winter protection of rubber door/window seals from freezing rain/sleet.
In heavy wind driven snow/sleet storms, the GPS treated doors open and close without being "frozen closed". They open and leave the weatherstripping where it is supposed to be! Always fun in January and February.


Edited by ChiTDI (09/13/08 03:55 PM)
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#1235644 - 09/14/08 04:33 AM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: ChiTDI]
XCELERATIONRULES Offline


Registered: 09/09/08
Posts: 450
Loc: Colorado springs Colorado
vaseline.
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#1240223 - 09/21/08 10:42 AM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: AcuraTech]
SSLoneStar Offline


Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 134
Loc: UNITED STATE OF TEXAS
Yes this stuff does a fine job !
http://www.topoftheline.com/molbumren.html

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#1240541 - 09/21/08 09:10 PM Re: Looking for a product to revitalize rubber seal. [Re: ChiTDI]
defeated Offline


Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 123
Loc: Navasota, TX
X eleventybillion for Gummi Pflege! I used it about a month ago on the firebird's door, hatch and T-Top seals, and she weathered a hammering by Mr. Hurricane Ike last week with NO leakage. Until now I had random leaks here and there on the passenger side rear floorboad and in the trunk area, but this stuff seems to have done the trick. Of course, making sure everything was closed securely helped a bit before, but with the hammering by the high winds and heavy rain, I am VERY impressed.
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