Discussion in 'Autocare, Detailing, Valet, Product reviews' started by Capra, Sep 7, 2018.
Is it worth buying rubber cleaner for this, or will a damp rag be ok?
Damp rag will clean them, but spend a tenner on Amazon and buy some Gummi Pfledge. It will prevent drying out and cracking.
Thanks, I'll get some, was looking at a few products, just didn't know how well they worked.
Gummi Pfledge works great. I use it on all my rubber seals on the SL twice a year.
Excellent, I've ordered it already
Gummi Pfledge gets the thumbs up from me. Good stuff and very easy to apply. I use it on my SLK seals as well as those of my 202. It even made quiet a constant irritating noise from the driver door seal on the 202 - nothing else would.
Is this the stuff ?
I've always used silicon grease from Maplin on the 129. Need to find another source now.
LostKiwi i am like you, and from day one of oewnership i have used sillicon spray on all the rubber on the car even my tyres. And the door seals are like new.
For car tyres I use Carplan Tyre Slik from Halfords. It's cheap and an application last a very long time, I highly recommend it.
Lidl often have a silicon spray I use on my window & door rubbers.
If it's Gummipflege you're after, search eBay and look for the 2 tube listing from Micks Garage in Ireland, by far the cheapest way to buy! I use it 3 or 4 times a year on all the seals on both cars, works well.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Gumm...393025&hash=item2cbf461bb7:g:QJkAAOSwyilazTuW £11.95 for 2 delivered.
Thanks anyway, I did order from Amazon, should be delivered soon
Good tip Chrishazle, I've placed my order.
I use Crytox, but only because I have some left from when I had a VW Eos a few years ago. It was used to seal the roof seals. It was very good though. the down side was that it cost £48.0 for a 9ml bottle !!!
When I researched this subject 6 years ago when I bought the 968 cab, Krytox for the Eos on VW forums came up time after time, but the price even away from a VW dealership is ridiculous. Gummi also came up many times, so I tried it - and have stuck with it, especially at Micks Garage prices (and for the MB as well as the 968 cab1).
I use Vaseline on my door, window and sunroof seals. Cleans and keeps them supple. Readily available too !!
I thought vaseline was bad on rubber. I'm sure i read that it degrades the rubber.
If you can find a Wurth shop they sell a very good silicone spray and silicone grease.
Well that's not been my experience to date, it's supposed to keep them supple, but you've got me curious now so I checked on Google. Apparently Vaseline comes from petro-chem industry but is very mild, hence a skin product. Also door seals are made of a neoprene, rather pure rubber product.
However always willing to try something else, so I wonder if WD-40 might be better to use, as I've got plenty in stock ??
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