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Old 03-31-2014, 09:05 AM   #1
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Slide-Our Rubber Seal Treatment

Are there any products on the market that can do the same as a Camco, or Protect All - rubber seal treatment for the RV, that don't cost an arm and a leg? $15-$18 for a 16 oz spray can IMO is robbery!

You can buy the finest auto wash on the market for pennies on the dollar compared to a container of wash identified as RV cleaner!
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:14 AM   #2
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Would Armor All work?
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I picked up a can of Thetford's seal conditioner spray at the dealer. About $13, which still seems a little high - but was a lot less than they wanted for rubber roof conditioner and some of the other products. I figure one can should last a long time.

If you want to keep them from sticking, any silicone spray should do the trick, and for UV protection, something like 303 is a good product but it is fairly pricey too. the Thetford spray combined both products in one, so I figured I would give that a try.
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I use 303 Aerospace, which does cost an arm and a leg, but I figure it's cheaper than having water get into the camper. I also use it as a tire protectant and on any other surface that might be susceptible to sun damage.
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303 here too. Ever price a slide seal? That can get expensive quick. 303 is cheap compared to that.
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3M spray silicone, dry type, worked great for me in the past. When I got my new unit I got a can of the $15 stuff, it doesn't seem to work any better IMHO.

Amazon has the 3M variant for $7.36 a can.
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I have been setting around waiting for this Friday to head out to pick up our new Silverback 29ik ( Washington to Ohio 2400 mi. trip) had lot's of time to watch and read a lot. on one of the manufactures sites they recommend the use of BABBY POWDER on the rubber slide seals inside and out.
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I've read or seen that before. Only thing with baby powder, one rain and it's gone.
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And it doesn't treat the rubber to keep it soft and pliable, but would make a great lubricant!
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I don't know is it? Or is the rubber just conditioned well enough that you only need to use the baby power every few months?? Baby powder is cheep use it often. check it out on you tube I think it was on RV Geeks,and the recommendation from Newmar
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