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      01-24-2020, 02:03 PM   #1
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Door Seal Maintenance

Anyone have a recommendation for maintaining suppleness and flexibility for door seals. I want something thats dry to the touch to not attract and hold dirt, that doesn’t rub off on contact/clothes but keeps the seals from drying, rotting and becoming ineffective.

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Anyone have a recommendation for maintaining suppleness and flexibility for door seals. I want something thats dry to the touch to not attract and hold dirt, that doesn’t rub off on contact/clothes but keeps the seals from drying, rotting and becoming ineffective.

Thanks for your assistance.
This works pretty well:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Thank you. I just got off YouTube a recommendation for use of silicone spray. Spray on, wait a minute to penetrate and then wipe off.
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Thank you. I just got off YouTube a recommendation for use of silicone spray. Spray on, wait a minute to penetrate and then wipe off.
Just be sure any silicone spray product you use doesn't contain any petroleum products or it will degrade the rubber. And be cautious of overuse - it can make dissimilar materials (like your windows) stick to the rubber surface and pull it away if in contact for a long time. It certainly works, lots of people use it, and as an all-purpose lubricant won't freeze, but it does tend to collect dirt and dust if applied too thickly, and get sticky over time. I prefer to use a product specifically designed for door seals.
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Good to have your expertise as a resource. Thanks for the warning.
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Good to have your expertise as a resource. Thanks for the warning.
Many years of trial and error, mostly error....
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