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#1918802 - 06/10/10 10:12 AM Weatherstripping lubricant
wallyuwl Offline


Registered: 06/02/09
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Loc: Lexington, KY
What is a good lubricant to use for the weatherstripping around the doors?

We replaced them on one vehicle, and our other vehicle is a new vehicle. We'd like to keep the weatherstripping in good shape so we don't have to replace any more of them since they are very expensive (over $100 each).

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#1918807 - 06/10/10 10:18 AM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: wallyuwl]
cchase Offline


Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 4018
Loc: New England
I just spray silicone spray on them twice a year. It has worked well for a long time, our 28 yr old BMW has the original and it is soft and pliable.

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#1918809 - 06/10/10 10:20 AM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: cchase]
Johnny248 Offline


Registered: 07/19/09
Posts: 2013
Loc: Detroit, MI
The best stuff is called "rubber care" and its made by Wurth. I don't know if you would find it in a normal store or not, that stuff is ususally sold to shops and things like that. But it has no silicone, and won't damage paint or anything if it gets oversprayed and just works great.
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#1918818 - 06/10/10 10:27 AM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: Johnny248]
Jimmy9190 Offline


Registered: 02/17/07
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I use spray silicone on mine a few times a year. Works well. I use it on my wiper blades every few weeks too. It keeps them soft and in good condition in the hot Florida sun. The sun and heat here are murder on wiper blades.
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#1918867 - 06/10/10 11:11 AM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: Jimmy9190]
saaber1 Offline


Registered: 11/28/07
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Dupont krytox is unsurpassed as a weatherstripping lubricant. It's expensive but a little goes a long way and one treatment can last 1-2 years
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#1918869 - 06/10/10 11:13 AM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: Johnny248]
stuntboy79 Offline


Registered: 05/04/10
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Loc: PA
We use Wurth products at work and they are excellent,especially the rubber care.
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#1919362 - 06/10/10 06:28 PM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: stuntboy79]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
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The owner's manual in my Buick recommends dielectric silicone grease. It's 100% silicone, and works like a charm. It's also cheap.
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#1919642 - 06/11/10 12:01 AM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: Johnny248]
Ross Offline


Registered: 09/10/02
Posts: 698
Loc: Bismarck, ND
Originally Posted By: Johnny248
The best stuff is called "rubber care" and its made by Wurth. I don't know if you would find it in a normal store or not, that stuff is ususally sold to shops and things like that. But it has no silicone, and won't damage paint or anything if it gets oversprayed and just works great.


I had heard this from others. I was amazed as to what it did to my t-top seals on my 88 fiero. The 22 year old seals are like new again.

What I did was put some latex medical goves on, and worked the krytox into the the rubber. About an hour later I used a clean lint free cloth, and removed what wasn't absorbed into the rubber.

I bought my krytox on e-bay. I think it was about $15 for a very small tube.


Edited by Ross (06/11/10 12:02 AM)
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#1920320 - 06/11/10 04:43 PM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: Ross]
MKZman Offline


Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 357
Loc: NC
I just use a protectant (303, Mothers, etc, whatever I am in the mood for) on door seals.

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#1920360 - 06/11/10 05:31 PM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: MKZman]
Tdbo Offline


Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 2726
Loc: Ohio
Napa Sil-Glyde. Works great and at < $6/ for a large tube, can't beat the price.
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#1920674 - 06/12/10 04:21 AM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: wallyuwl]
DaHen Offline


Registered: 03/26/10
Posts: 406
Loc: Massachusetts
I also use good old 303 or Meguiar's Supreme Shine.
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#1920824 - 06/12/10 10:10 AM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: DaHen]
mva Offline


Registered: 02/09/08
Posts: 763
Loc: Northern BC, Canada
Gummi Pflege is recommended by BMW

It worked well to fix minor leaks on the rubber seals on my soft top Z3

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/smar...tion%20100%20ml
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#1920997 - 06/12/10 02:01 PM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: Tdbo]
dailydriver Offline


Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 8752
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
Wurth Rubber Care here (I have max faith in almost all of their products, especially their; VERY high solids spray paints, HHS 2000, and Rubber Care!).

I would use the Dupont Krytox if it weren't soooo prohibitively priced. wink

It seems to be the weathership lube eqivalent of Castrol SRF brake fluid (as far as performance & price goes).
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#1921629 - 06/13/10 08:12 AM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: mva]
Russell Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 2162
Loc: Lexington, KY
Originally Posted By: mva
Gummi Pflege is recommended by BMW

It worked well to fix minor leaks on the rubber seals on my soft top Z3

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/smar...tion%20100%20ml

The orgiginal BMW branded Gummi Pfledge (gel like in a tube) has not been made for several years. It was excellent. IMO, other brands of rubber treatment just do not measure up. I have tried them. I have a tiny bit of BMW Gummi Pfledge left and use it only once a year. Cannot even find on e-bay. Sob!
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#1921841 - 06/13/10 12:37 PM Re: Weatherstripping lubricant [Re: Russell]
jcwit Offline


Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 3436
Loc: no. indiana
Turner Motorsport claims Wurth Rubber Care is the same as the discontinued Gummi Pfledge. I have no idea really just passing along the info.

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