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Rubber treatment

Postby Ian T » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:23 am

Hi everyone

Really dim question but I am confused, I have read of using rubber treatment on things like the rubber seal under the petrol filler cap but when I delve into it I can find reference to red rubber grease but I always thought that was just for brake stuff.

So can anyone please point me in the right direction for what to use to restore and soften the rubber bits

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Re: Rubber treatment

Postby CaptAirhead » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:02 am

I use red rubber grease on most exposed rubber components, not just on brake 'O' rings. Alternatively, Silicon grease also works well. For rubber components in storage, talcum powder is what the manufacturers use.
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Ian T
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Re: Rubber treatment

Postby Ian T » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:49 pm

Ah. That's great. Thanks so much

Just want to give em all a good rub, make em supple and then not worry for a while

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Re: Rubber treatment

Postby Jaythro » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:56 pm

Check out Gummi pflege a friend of mine heartily recommended this as a restorative treatment
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Re: Rubber treatment

Postby Ian T » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:01 am

Cheers

Just had a google and it does come recommend

I'll have a mooch round the shops, perhaps get both

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Re: Rubber treatment

Postby CaptAirhead » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:34 am

Thanks for that Jaythro.
Gummi pflege ( Rubber Care) is on sale on eBay. A few companies make it but I see that Wurth also market it and I know that Wurth is a quality company that do a lot of automotive products. ( They do the proper feeler gauges that the pros use ).
I might pick some up and give it a go.
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