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Old 07-16-2016, 03:44 PM   #21
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Alcohol? Seems like that would dry them out. Silicon works for me.
Silicon based spray is ok to use on rubber as long as it's the water based stuff. The petrolium based spray will actually do more harm by drying the rubber out due to the petrolium based solvent carrier it's suspended in. That stuff is good for metal protection, hinges, gears and tracks, ect.
As far as baby powder...get it wet a time or two and it's gone.
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Old 07-16-2016, 04:59 PM   #22
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WD40.

My personal opinion

I wouldn't put WD40 on anything.

Put it on a firearm and the nect day there is rust on it.

Just my opinion.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:41 PM   #23
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Does anybody remember what the designation "WD-40" actually represents?? The inventors of the company had tried for years to develop a successful formulation for a product that would displace water and prevent rust formation on metal fasteners, exposed metal piping, plumbing connections, etc. The final product that they brought to market was their 40th try at something they believed would be successful in the general marketplace. WD-40 is their shorthand for "Water Displacement Formula - Experiment #40". The rest is history.

I use WD-40 all over my 5th wheel and truck to lubricate and prevent rust formation on metal bearing surfaces, such as the rods on the hydraulic rams of my leveling system, the mating surfaces and wear points on my 5th wheel hitch, hinges, latches, even the roller bearings on my kitchen drawers. I use Silicone #303 to preserve and protect rubber surfaces such as the seals on our slideouts.

I have been advised to spray WD-40 on my knees to combat arthritis. Some of our church members swear by it. I'll keep you all posted on results!!
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:50 PM   #24
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Some folks in eastern Canada swore that WD40 helped arthritis. I have not tried it myself 😩
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:18 PM   #25
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I would not put WD40 on rubber seals, It is petroleum base product and will destroy your rubber in time. Use the #303 like you said or by the rubber seal spray they sell at damn CW. I like and use the #303 myself on all slide seals and decals, great UV protection. I think your PDI guy was out to lunch...
Couldn't agree more. No WD40 on the rubber seals. It's petroleum based and will destroy them.
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:35 AM   #26
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I really have to wonder about some of these "sales" people; If you put Orange Juice in the tires they will get you to Florida faster....

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Does this really work? I've been doing it wrong this whole time putting little Mickys in the engine compartment.

But seriously with the WD-40 it is very damaging to rubber. It will swell the rubber and make it almost sponge like and just start to break off. Do not think the one time will hurt the seals but I would try to clean them with the correct stuff to try and stop any further issues. Good luck
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:18 AM   #27
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To everyone using the word silicon: it's silicone.

This is silicon:
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:33 AM   #28
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To everyone using the word silicon: it's silicone.

This is silicon:

They sell that in a spray?
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:47 AM   #29
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[QUOTE=05CrewDually;1261249]They sell that in a spray? [/QUOTE
Don't be silly. You buy a rock (is that the correct spelling, or is it referred to as a lump) of silicon....e. Then you smash it up into itty bitty pieces. Take the itty bitty pieces and furthur smash them into powder. Mix with water, put into spray bottle, and you have "silicon....e spray".
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I use WD40 to remove the rubber seal marks on slides.. it removed them really quickly..wouldn't think of using it on the seals..
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