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I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets #4453466
07/08/17 01:12 PM
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JimPghPA Offline OP
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For our 2001 Impala, what would be a good product to apply to the black rubber door gaskets to rejuvenate them so they will do a good job of sealing out rain like they use to when the car was younger?

Thanks in advance for any reply's.


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JimPghPa

Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: JimPghPA] #4453476
07/08/17 01:18 PM
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For a 2001 I'd think the best treatment would be a new car loan.

hornets

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Is the rubber dried out? Also, is the door sitting flush? I know my Jetta warped its door. It may have had forged hinges, but apparently they weren't up to gravity and time. So the door needed periodic tweaking so as to make opening easier.


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Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: JimPghPA] #4453479
07/08/17 01:21 PM
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I use shin etsu grease


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Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: JimPghPA] #4453480
07/08/17 01:22 PM
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Audi recommends something like ArmorAll.


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Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: knerml] #4453485
07/08/17 01:25 PM
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Yep - those low shine AA dispenser towels do fine ...


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Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: knerml] #4453488
07/08/17 01:28 PM
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I've used silicone grease, silicone spray, vasoline and fluid film.

Silicone spray penetrates the best but I wonder about the acetone carrier. Fluid film penetrates second best and makes them look really black and fresh.


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Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: JimPghPA] #4453493
07/08/17 01:33 PM
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Shin-Etsu Silicone grease, Gummi Pflege, Krytox, or 303 Rubber Seal Protectant are all good options.

Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: turtlevette] #4453494
07/08/17 01:35 PM
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Here's a few different products that are designed for exactly the purpose you mention:

http://autogeek.commerce-search.net/search?catalog=autogeek&query=rubber+seals&x=33&y=10

Sure beats buying and installing new rubber.

Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: JimPghPA] #4453497
07/08/17 01:39 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline
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If the seals are leaking, they need to be replaced.

I can't imagine it would be that expensive to buy a brand new gasket?

Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: JimPghPA] #4453516
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Andy636 Offline
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If the seals are in good order rub them with a piece of bee wax and you are good to go for another 2 years.

Don't use paraffin wax.

Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: JimPghPA] #4453518
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Best I've seen is the 'Gummi Pflege Stift' bottle.


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Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: Brybo86] #4453519
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demarpaint Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brybo86
I use shin etsu grease


Me too. It works very well.


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Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: demarpaint] #4453522
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
Originally Posted By: Brybo86
I use shin etsu grease


Me too. It works very well.


Isn't that stuff pretty thick goop like Vaseline? I asked the Honda dealer to put some in the window channels and it seemed very thick.

Last edited by SatinSilver; 07/08/17 02:04 PM.
Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: WhizkidTN] #4453525
07/08/17 02:07 PM
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Canadastang Offline
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Originally Posted By: WhizkidTN
Best I've seen is the 'Gummi Pflege Stift' bottle.


+1 awesome stuff. But where on earth can you find it?

Re: I'm looking for a treatment for door gaskets [Re: Canadastang] #4453527
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Look a few posts up, the link for autogeek.net.

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