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Method of Silicone Lubricant application #4574801
11/15/17 10:22 AM
11/15/17 10:22 AM
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MoneyJohn Offline OP
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I was suggested to buy this lubricant in the past on this board. I have 2 of these so don't want to go out and buy the speay. Would prefer to finish these up.
I was wondering what is the method of application. Just put some on a cotton cloth and roll over the door gasket and window seams?

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Method of Silicone Lubricant application [Re: MoneyJohn] #4574836
11/15/17 10:43 AM
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I think that plan would work fine. I'd lightly clean the gaskets with soapy water first before application.

Re: Method of Silicone Lubricant application [Re: MoneyJohn] #4574842
11/15/17 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: MoneyJohn
I was suggested to buy this lubricant in the past on this board. I have 2 of these so don't want to go out and buy the speay. Would prefer to finish these up.
I was wondering what is the method of application. Just put some on a cotton cloth and roll over the door gasket and window seams?

Thanks in advance.
The ten applicators you came equipped with work well for applying silicone grease to door gaskets. I have used this method to apply Sil-Glyde for years.

Re: Method of Silicone Lubricant application [Re: MoneyJohn] #4574851
11/15/17 10:57 AM
11/15/17 10:57 AM
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The MSDS for that product shows that it is chock full of petroleum distillates and acetone. Yet, we are constantly bombarded here at BITOG to keep these things away from rubber.

Drives me nuts (my coworker says it's a short drive).

Re: Method of Silicone Lubricant application [Re: MoneyJohn] #4574852
11/15/17 10:59 AM
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Rand Offline
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Take a damp cloth and wipe seals off..

put on a disposable glove and apply with finger after water evaporates.

or use an applicator bottle such as this.
https://www.amazon.com/303-Rubber-Protectant-Conditioner-Weather/dp/B00T44D1R2

The 303 product is good but you have to reapply every 2months or so.


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Re: Method of Silicone Lubricant application [Re: doitmyself] #4574868
11/15/17 11:19 AM
11/15/17 11:19 AM
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MoneyJohn Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: doitmyself
The MSDS for that product shows that it is chock full of petroleum distillates and acetone. Yet, we are constantly bombarded here at BITOG to keep these things away from rubber.

Drives me nuts (my coworker says it's a short drive).

Are you saying that this product should NOT be used on the rubbers?
I am not a chemist so don't get this idea. I usually follow the suggestions given by the fellow BITOGers.


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Re: Method of Silicone Lubricant application [Re: MoneyJohn] #4574878
11/15/17 11:32 AM
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acetone and rubber DO NOT play well together.

Re: Method of Silicone Lubricant application [Re: MoneyJohn] #4574879
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nicholas Offline
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Acetone will eat away at the rubber.

Re: Method of Silicone Lubricant application [Re: MoneyJohn] #4574908
11/15/17 12:07 PM
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I think the acetone is there as a "carrier" for the lubricant, to make it a bit easier to apply. It would then evaporate after being exposed to air.

It's concentration is likely very low, or it would damage the rubber.

Can't imagine DuPont saying to use it on rubber, knowing acetone in concentration would damage the rubber. It isn't all or nothing...depends on the concentration and for how long.

I'd use it. JMHO.

Last edited by eagle23; 11/15/17 12:08 PM.

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