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What is it that you rub on your car door seal to prevent it freezing?

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What is it that you rub on your car door seal to prevent it freezing?

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Vaseline
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fatbob, cheers - I thought it was something like that
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Don't overdo it though as IIRC being petroleum based it can accelerate perishing. I would check but I'm not brave enough to put vaseline and rubber together into google wink
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fatbob, I'm sure you could put them into something else.
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Some sort of silicon "rubber polish" who's name I can't remember Embarassed . I think people who know about car detailing use such things ...
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boabski, ... I was a Vaseline disciple like fatbob, used it for three seasons, but found it messy & time consuming to apply & difficult to remove post Winter and it does seem to accelerate perishing. Life's too short for applying wadges of Vaseline to rubber ...

Last season I used SUPER DUPER Silicone Spray .... You too can enjoy the Silicone Experience for less than £5 including VAT .... Laughing

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Spray generously onto cloth & rub well into both faces of door seals.

fatbob, - be brave ... try Silicone & Rubber ... Laughing
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Gummi Pflege

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BernardC wrote:

Last season I used SUPER DUPER Silicone Spray .... You too can enjoy the Silicone Experience for less than £5 including VAT .... Laughing

Top Tip ... Toofy Grin

Spray generously onto cloth & rub well into both faces of door seals.

fatbob, - be brave ... try Silicone & Rubber ... Laughing


Pretty much what I used seemed to work well...
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Vaseline does indeed damage rubber, which is why you can get alternative special lubricants for naughty purposes. Maybe you should try KY jelly on the door seals. Laughing
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As said, vaseline will degrade the rubber seals. Even Halfords sell silicone spray for this very purpose. (I did all mine before godriving to St Anton a couple of weeks ago.)
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The instructions that came with my sunroof suggested applying glycerine to the rubber seal twice a year - presumably to keep it pliable - but I guess that would work too.
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I have used hair gel worked ok.
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Mr Sheen sprayed onto a cloth and rubbed into the rubber and frame does the job Very Happy
Vaseline rots the rubber surprisingly quickly Sad
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You rub seals on car doors?
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Beats clubbing seals.
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| always use http://www.wickes.co.uk/Silicone-Lubricant/invt/432013
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Local motor factors/car spares shop should be able to sell you some silicone spray. Syray the seals with that will prevent them freezing.

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Thought the old joke went... "Have you blown a seal." Laughing
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Definitely not Vaseline/petroleum jelly. Definitely easily available silicone spray.
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http://www.freedoms-shop.nhs.uk/id-millennium-70g-p-48.html
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Beware of anything containing silicone if you plan to ever respray / retouch your wagon. The stuff is virtually impossible to get rid of. Mechanics in greasy overalls will never be allowed near a proper spray booth for this reason.
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As said, vaseline will degrade the rubber seals. Even Halfords sell silicone spray for this very purpose. (I did all mine before godriving to St Anton a couple of weeks ago.)


And I can now confirm it doesn't work - my rear passenger door was frozen solid last night rolling eyes
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Glycerin was what I was told to use... have only used it on locks to stop them icing up
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Aurgh! Aurgh!

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RobinS, ... there are Silicone sprays ... and ... there are Silicone sprays

... make sure you use a good quality one ... never failed me even with temps heading to -30
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I use some thing called ACF 50, cover the motorcycle in it in winter helps stop corrosion, i put it on my door seals seems to do the job.

they use it on aircrafts
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critch, That stuff is amazing. Use it on the triple. Developed for helicopters on aircraft carriers whose engines are exposed to salt spray.. also safe for plastics etc.
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